Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Lewis, Ellen Louisa, 1918 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Bramley, P, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes first day as runabout at AE Hayes hosiery, Leicester, pay, hours. Mentions working on Wilcox E Gibbs flatlock machine, supporting union. Describes work systems at Strettons factory, garments made, men's and women's work, outings. Briefly mentions permanent wave club. Outlines changes in hosiery during Second World War. Mentions role of examiner, pros and cons of being outworker. Talks about life in Mill Lane area of Leicester, childhood games, Congregational Chapel, St Andrews Church, Filbert Street football ground, swimming in canal.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: King Richards Road Intermediate School
Marital Status: , Children:
Mother's Occupation: Tailoress
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 15/9/1989
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: No consent form Item Copyright: EMOHA
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