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1121, LO/468/418
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Johnson, Elsie Ann, 1888 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Brief family background in Marehay, Derbyshire. Describes being a nurse at Smedley's Hydro, Matlock, Derbyshire. Brief description of Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nursing in Nottingham during First World War, meeting and marrying husband who was hospital padre. Talks about childhood games, clothes, food, chores, discipline, midwife, going out with boys, lack of sex education. Talks about life as vicar's wife in Misterton, Nottinghamshire; difference between church and chapel, social life.
Place of birth: Marehay, Derbyshire
Education: To age 14
Marital Status: Widowed, Children:
Father's Occupation: Colliery manager
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire
Location: Town/Place: Marehay, Misterton
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s,1910s,1920s
Language: English

Recording Date: 30/3/1988
Playing time: 46 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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