Sylvia Dowling's Life in Halls


Sylvia Dowling's Life in Halls


Hall Life


Sylvia Dowling's accounts of the special experiences she had while living in halls during her studies at the University of Leicester


Sylvia Dowling




Hand Written Letter

Collection Items

This is the audio of a fire alarm from the 1950s

Letter Describing Sylvia's Room
One of Sylvia's earliest letters, this is the section of the letter where she describes that the only problem with her room is the temperature

Photograph of the Sylvia Dowling Letters
These are examples of the letters themselves that Sylvia wrote at least once a week to her family back home.

A Makeshift Student Christmas
An artistic rendition of the branch with tinsel on it

A College Hall Bedroom, 1950s
Black and white photograph of a study bedroom in the College Hall residences for students.

Late Night Fire Drills
This image displays a fire alarm in the late 1950s

The Dreaded Fresher's Flu
An artistic rendition of Sylvia being passed notes from other students to avoid catching fresher's flu
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