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1138, LO/485/435
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Lewin, Stella, 1902 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Faragher, V, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Brief family background. Recalls first day at Wigston Hosiery [Wigston, Leicestershire], a Co-operative factory. Describes hours, pay, conditions, union fees of 3d [1p] per week, men doing different jobs, good relations between company and workers. Mentions that many women stayed after marriage. Brief mention of brother dying in First World War. Talks about billeting an Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) woman, husband in Home Guard, lots of dancing, whist drives during Second World War. Mentions Carnival in Wigston raising money for Leicester Royal Infirmary being a highlight.
Place of birth: Wigston, Leicestershire
Education: Bell Street Infants School, Long Street School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Hosiery worker
Mother's Occupation: Laundry worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Wigston
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/7/1988
Playing time: 38 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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