Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Palmer, Phyllis, 1913 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls her childhood and early family life as an only child in Hugglescote. Describes her school and teachers, the strictness of the school, the playing fields and the games that were played in the street. Talks about attending church and Sunday school and other religious events. Describes her grandmother's house and the domestic tasks she had to do, including black leading and washing. Recalls the water well in the yard and the sink pump. Mentions visiting fairs, spending pocket money on chips and going to the cinema, recalling various films and the piano player. Describes playing by the brook and the flora and fauna found there. Also sings a song sung at May day celebrations and describes the costume worn.
Place of birth: Hugglescote, Leicestershire
Education: Hugglescote church school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Domestic service
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Huggescote
Periods Covered: 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 22/4/1989
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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