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1144, LO/491/441
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Ward, Florence Martha (Florrie), 1902 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Details family background in Lansdowne Road area of Leicester. Describes working at Lychers [?] hosiery, then Robinsons & Pickfords as seam coverer where learnt various machines, becoming supervisor. Briefly recalls Northfield Avenue area in 1929. Talks about factories, conditions, lunch, travel, during First World War. Describes home on Lansdowne Road, walking to Aylestone boat house, importance of church. Talks about lack of union at Robinsons & Pickfords, asking for more money; describes fashions for a show in London in 1920s. Briefly mentions outing at Lychers, lists various machines used. Talks about shops in Leicester in 1910s, mentions tailor at Joseph Johnsons, various theatres, places to dance, food and brass bands at Leicester Market.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Lansdowne Road School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Carpenter
Mother's Occupation: Tailoress
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Language: English

Recording Date: 21/7/1988
Playing time: 1 hr 26 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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