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1171, LO/518/468
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Iliffe, Emily, 1893 - , Interviewee, Female, Milliner
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Brief description of the Wilbarston/Stoke Albany area of Northamptonshire, travelling on local carrier's cart [although grew up in Aylestone area, Leicester]. Brief mention of Japanese Tea Gardens at Aylestone, Leicester. States father made boats at Aylestone boathouse. Brief mention of being an apprentice milliner, horse drawn trams, floods at end of Grace Road. Talks about family life, food, use of cat o' nine tails for discipline. Mention of Sunday School outing to Skegness, attending Lansdowne Road School, Saturday job supplying hats to carriers. Lists brothers' jobs. Brief mention of work for Madame Emily of Humberstone Gate, boys in her 'crowd' going away to war [First World War]. Brief mention of having child at home, shoring home up during Second World War, bombs dropping not far away.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Lansdowne Road School
Marital Status: , Children: Son: 1
Father's Occupation: Carpenter
Mother's Occupation: Nursery governess
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 29/12/1988
Playing time: 44 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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