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1156, LO/503/453
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Cuttill, Audrey, 1930 - , Interviewee, Female, Civil servant
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Outline of family background in Leicester. Describes using air raid shelters during Second World War (WWII), seeing Black American soldiers for the first time, dancing at Bruntingthorpe, father's strictness about staying out late. Names local cinemas. Mentions end of food rationing, wash days, ignorance of facts of life, holidays on East Coast, bike rides, singing with friends, shops, people being billeted in family home, difficulty in heating office at Ministry of Agriculture, discipline at school.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Hazel Street School, King Richard's Road Intermediary School
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Hosiery worker
Mother's Occupation: Hosiery worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 26/10/1988
Playing time: 53 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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