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    • Interview with Matilda Hopkins

    • Hopkins, Matilda
    • Describes childhood in travelling family, father dealing in scrap iron, caravan, horses. Relates meeting husband in Leicester, marrying. Recalls hiding under table during air raids [Second World War], not liking rationing, Americans buying women...
    • Childhood & Youth; Death; Health; Work; World War II;
    • Hinckley Compilation 1938-1945

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    • Various events at Hinckley in Leicestershire between June 1938 and August 1945
    • Childhood & youth; Festivals; Carnivals; Religion;
    • Interview with Mrs Stretton

    • Stretton, Mrs
    • Recalls memories of Christmas celebrations in the 1930s and 1940s. Describes making decorations, visits to the pantomime and the King's Christmas broadcast. Also recalls the return of American planes after a bombing raid during the Second World War.
    • Christmas trees; Christmas decorations; Pantomimes; World War II;
    • Interview with George Draper

    • Draper, George
    • Recalls life in Leicester just before and after the turn of the 20th century. Describes the Market Place including the Leicester volunteers parading, the cheese market and the Salvation Army. Recalls the celebrations for the relief of Mafeking and...
    • City & town life; Employment; Shopping; War;
    • Interview with Gertrude (Trudi) Ellen Prior

    • Prior, Gertrude Ellen [Trudi]
    • Recalls always wanting to be nurse, using 'Truby King' training with children at St Thomas, London. Describes pay and training in Oxford and London. Recalls acceptance of not being able to continue after marriage, duties as ward sister at Oxford,...
    • Drugs; Health; Women; Work; World War II
    • Interview with Vena Grain

    • Grain, Vena
    • Recalls life in Quorn, Leicestershire, from around 1900 throughout the 20th century. Describes moving to new house in Barrow Road, Quorn, in 1901, where she lived for seventy years without electricity. Details her education at school in Quorn....
    • Education; Work; World War I; War; Health; Leisure; Villages;
    • Corah: Social Life

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Barbara and Tony Taylor describing how social life mixed with work, including festivities for special occasions. Plenty of opportunity to talk to colleagues. 'Trimming' rooms and machines to celebrate birthdays, engagements...
    • Factories; Working Environment; Working mothers; Entertainment; Employees; Relations between the sexes; Celebrations; Advice; Childcare
    • Interview with Mrs Alice Baum and Mrs Annie Hickling: Write up

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Mrs Alice Baum and Mrs Annie Hickling describe growing up and living in the West End of Leicester.
    • Family trees; Family; Housing; Community; Police; Air raid shelters; Neighborhoods; Neighbors; Illness; Discipline; Catchment area; Employment; Factories; Recreation; Public Houses; Social & civic facilities; Social life; Social values; Sunday...
    • Interview with Tony and Barbara Taylor: Write up

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Tony and Barbara Taylor describe working at the Corah factory, career opportunities, working conditions, and employees.
    • Family; Employment; Factories; Working Environment; Promotion (work); Employees; Knitting industry; Machinery; Work ethic; Education; Apprentices; Salary; Trade Unions; Textiles; Segregation; Gender roles; Technology; Social aspects; Social life;...
    • Interview with Tony and Barbara Taylor: Audio

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Tony and Barbara Taylor describe working at the Corah factory, career opportunities, working conditions, and employees. 2 hours 1 min
    • Family; Employment; Factories; Working Environment; Promotion (work); Employees; Knitting industry; Machinery; Work ethic; Education; Apprentices; Salary; Trade Unions; Textiles; Segregation; Gender roles; Technology; Social aspects; Social life;...
    • Interview with Alice Hannah

    • Hannah, Alice
    • Recalls the First World War, particularly soldiers on leave being reluctant to return to the front, rationing and horses being taken for the war effort. Talks about men suffering the effects of gas and shell shock and the influenza epidemics. Talks...
    • Health; World War I; World War II;
    • Kelly's Directory of Dorsetshire, 1889

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    • The Dorsetshire section from a composite directory. The volume has an improvised title page, adapted from a later edition. The index to advertisements is lacking.
    • Historical directories

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