Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Wilford, Erti, 1916 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Money, A, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Brief outline of early work career in several jobs. Anecdote of working all night when in Air Raid Patrol (ARP) as first aider, working all day. Talks about being in Germany from 1945 with St John Ambulance, first in Antwerp dealing with bomb and mine victims, then for two years at Belsen concentration camp. Details appalling conditions at Belsen. Describes work in surgery at Wolsey, Leicester; accidents dealt with, such as needles in fingers. Recalls disabled workers, Wolsey being good with welfare of workers, sick club. Talks about Evergreen Club for those worked more than 25 years. Describes childhood trips to Skegness, Lincolnshire, childhood games, food.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Harrison Road School
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation: Grocer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 21/6/1988
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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