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
Location: County: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire
Location: Town/Place: Marehay, Misterton
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s,1910s,1920s
Recording Date: 30/3/1988
Playing time: 46 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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