Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Satchell, Christine, 1909 - , Interviewee, Female, Seamstress
Speaker: Bramley, P, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Outlines learning dressmaking in village in Glamorganshire, Wales; having to leave due to economic depression. Describes duties in sewing room of Fielding Johnson Hospital, Leicester. Recalls adverse changes due to National Health Service in 1948, joining sewing room of Leicester General Hospital (LGH), changes in nurses' uniforms. Describes sewing room at LGH, dealing with extra work caused by hospital expansion.
Place of birth: Glamorganshire, Wales
Education: To age 14
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Coalminer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 11/1/1989
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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