Crafts

Sutton, Ann (5 of 17) National Life  Story Collection: Crafts Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:28

  • Shelf mark

    C960/22

  • Recording date

    2004-06-08, 2004-06-15, 2004-06-29

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Arundel

  • Interviewees

    Sutton, Ann, 1935- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 5: Description of haberdashery shops visited as a child. Description of lisle and nylon stockings and stocking repair girls. Mother's ingenuity at acquiring fabric. AS's friend's father Mr.(Tug)Willson [MW] head of development at a nylon factory. AS's interest in nylon. Anecdote about wedding dresses made from nylon. MW supplied fabric for the Festival of Britain. AS, MW and MW's daughter's visit to Festival of Britain. Mother's activities while AS at school. Mother's shopping and cooking routine, rationing. Vegetables grown in the garden. Mother listened to 'Recipe of the Day' given by Elsie and Doris Walters, and to the Radio Doctor each morning. Description of make-do-and-mend fashions. Anecdote about a pet rabbit. Description of family holiday in Benllech, Anglesey. Mentions church in Pontypool and Sunday School in Staffordshire. Describes exploring Stubbs Walk park in Staffordshire, AS's nature study. Remarks on railings being taken for the war effort. AS's move to Pontypool. Description of the differences between the Potteries and Pontypool.

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