Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Odell, Francis Eleanor, 1918 - , Interviewee, Female, Clerk
Speaker: Bramley, P, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Briefly recalls school in Leicester at Medway Street Infants, Empire Day, childhood games, bath night at home. Talks about working life in medical records office of Leicester General Hospital from 1953; details duties, changes to filing system, building of new office in 1970, help of Women's Voluntary Service (WVS). Thumbnail sketches of Mr D'Offay [consultant], Mr Kendall [surgeon]. Recalls the hospital as having a friendly atmosphere, describes layout of some offices. Talks about forty years in Girls Life Brigade.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Medway Street Infants, Moat Road Intermediate School
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 10/11/1988
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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