Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Moore, Gertrude Annie, 1901 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Outlines childhood in Walcote, Leicestershire. Mentions father being blacksmith, carpenter, putting tyres on carts. Mentions being taught by Mr Tyler at village school, childhood games, outings in horse and trap, rector's son showing car to village in 1910. Describes May Day celebrations. Talks about watching people leave Lutterworth for First World War, having plenty of farm produce to eat during war, becoming nanny in Leicester. Describes working in hosiery factory in Lutterworth, conditions, outings, not liking making bomb detonators during Second World War (WWII). Brief mention of women coming to Lutterworth for work, factory returning to underwear making at end of WWII, going out in Lutterworth, Band of Hope in Walcote.
Place of birth: Walcote, Leicestershire
Education: Walcote Village School
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation: Blacksmith, carpenter
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Lutterworth, Walcote
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 31/3/1988
Playing time: 42 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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