Daisy Wainwright recalls living in Woodhouse Eaves and the village's relationship with Beaumanor Hall during the 1920s and 1930s.
East Midlands Oral History Archive
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Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
We came to Woodhouse Eaves from Lincolnshire…a lovely house was built onto the old farm buildings. It was all made of granite that was hewed from the hanging stone rocks. We had no gas, no electricity, and when there was a drought there was no water. We had to go down into the Beaumanor Park with a water cart and fetch water… We were tenants of Beaumanor… Women in the village used to go around, down to Beaumanor, scrubbing out. They had to be there at 7 o’clock in the morning until 7 o’clock at night and it was for one shilling a day… Also they used to kill a beast and sheep and those things, pigs, every week and they used to make soup, and the villagers used to queue up at the kitchen door with cans for soup.