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    • Besley's Exeter Directory & Business Guide, 1906-11

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    • The directories bound together in this volume cover 1906 and then the years 1909-11. Individual directories are also entitled 'The Post Office Directory for Exeter and Suburbs...', by Besley.
    • Historical directories
    • 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
    • Evelyn Waugh Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 2

    • Evelyn Waugh Society
    • New Light on Waugh in Yugoslavia / D. J. Dooley; Anno Domini / Kurt Schlueter; Waugh and the Mountbattens / Donald Greene; Evelyn Waugh: A Supplementary Checklist of Criticism / Gerhard Wölk; A Waugh Geographical Quiz / Donald Greene.
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    • 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 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;
    • Interview with Douglas Ashby

    • Ashby, Douglas
    • Recalls Mafeking night celebrations during the Boer War. Describes the growing conurbation of Leicester in the West End. Talks about army service during the First World War and becoming a pacifist. Mentions meeting Ramsey MacDonald.
    • War; Politics & government; Politicians; Politicians;
    • 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 Leonard Cook: Track 1

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Leonard Cook talks about his time growing up in the Walnut Street area of Leicester. 47mins 17secs
    • Housing; Childhood & youth; Recreation; Fishing; Demolition; School attendance; Illness; Physicians; School discipline; School meals; Neighborhoods; Street lights; Milkmen & milkwomen; Deliveries; Industry; Engineering; Factories; Public Houses;...
    • Interview with Leonard Cook: Write up

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Leonard Cook talks about his time growing up in the Walnut Street area of Leicester.
    • Housing; Childhood & youth; Recreation; Fishing; Demolition; School attendance; Illness; Physicians; School discipline; School meals; Neighborhoods; Street lights; Milkmen & milkwomen; Deliveries; Industry; Engineering; Factories; Public Houses;...
    • Interview with Louie Sharp

    • Sharp, Louie
    • Recalls early family life in Leicester and Coventry. Describes seeing Queen Victoria on a visit to Coventry. Talks about father's work and her own work as a hosiery winder in Barrow on Soar then at Crown Tam Mills in Leicester, before working for...
    • Work; War; Family; World War I; World War II; Shopping; Food; Holidays;

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