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1159, LO/506/456
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Harrison, Blanche Edith, 1917 - , Interviewee, Female, Ticket collector
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Outlines background of family in Leicester - politically to the left, Methodist. Recalls washday, mother taking in extra laundry. Describes interior of grandmother's home, briefly recalls family buying house under 'Sutton Trust'. Brief mention of childhood anaemia, mother making own Angelica ointment. Anecdotes of misbehaving at school, of being run over by cart. Describes work as conductor on trams during Second World War.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Ellis Avenue School, Glen Street Junior, Harrison Road School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Painter and decorator
Mother's Occupation: Tobacco roller
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 8/11/1988
Playing time: 1 hr 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: LO/549/499

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