Kathleen Weller talks about WW2 situations and working in hosiery factories in Leicester

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Kathleen Weller talks about WW2 situations and working in hosiery factories in Leicester

Subject

Work

Description

Kathleen Weller talks about WW2, cutbacks of electricity, and working in Cherub Hosiery factory at the age of 14. Describes the working conditions during and after WW2, as well as working hours. Left Cherub and worked for Corah, describes this.

Creator

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Source

EMOHA

Publisher

EMOHA

Date

1947

Rights

You may use this item in accordance with the licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Audio

Interviewer

Jenny Escritt

Interviewee

Kathleen Weller

Location

Interviewees home

Original Format

.wav

Duration

3'45''

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

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It's so nice of Kathleen to share her thoughts about WW2. She's beautiful!

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I do belive , that i was very hard the work at that time. Especially in some places was even impossible to have free time after such hard work

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This is no conventional biography; the title comes from Clarke's surreal chronicle of his alter-ego Lenny Siberia, which he performs near the end (with a neat dramatisation of Lenny's school-aged encounters with The Knights of the Sacred Orchid). 

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