Oadby Stables

Farmland on the edge of Oadby.jpg

Title

Oadby Stables

Subject

Oadby Stables

Description

Nora Reiger recalls working at the stables in Oadby in the 1940s.

Creator

East Midland Oral History Archive

Source

EMOHA

Publisher

EMOHA

Date

1994

Contributor

Photograph courtesy of Mat Fascione. To use seek permission from https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3867646

Rights

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

Format

.mp3

Type

Oral History

Interviewee

Nora Reiger

Location

Leicester

Transcription

When I left school I went into Denman’s shoe factory, big place in Oadby, in the warehouse, you know, packing shoes up and… I didn’t like it at all. Well, Dad worked as a groom then for this Mrs Humes, in Oadby, and I thought, I wouldn’t mind a job like that, you know. So I said to Dad, I said, do you want a groom or anything Dad, and he said well I’ll ask her, Mrs Humes, if she wants one, well she did, and of course I went there. How many horses did she got?... five in the stables, and got two Shetland ponies in the field, you know, for kids to ride on, and some more horses in a field. And of course you had to get them ready for people who went hunting, like Worthingtons who came up. They’d got their own horses at livery there. And, you know, when they came back, mind you, they’d be filthy, you’d have to clean them all, you know, make them all nice again, get all the dirt off. It was a really super job though. Course you cleaned all the tack, polished everything up, it was a nice job that.

Duration

1min 10sec

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