Title:
Interview with Mrs. Summers
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
HARLOW HOUSING AND DESIGN
Scope and Content:
Interview with Mrs. Summers who moved to Harlow in 1952: accommodation in London; allocated a house in Harlow because her firm moved there (husband worked for Freddie Laker at Stansted); description of house and surroundings; intense homesickness; description of wartime London; shops, transport, birth rate; acquiring furniture; men not so affected by where they live; memories of the Blitz - fears and shortages; comparison with mother's life and daughter-in-law's life; difficulty in getting baby clothes etc.; transport problems, shortages; restricted social life - children, housework, nowhere to go; making friends, daily routine; first husband did a lot of decorating; felt proud of house and lucky; reasons for not buying house, some family history; effects of war.

Speakers: Summers, Mrs.; Attfield, Judy
Dates of Creation:
1986
Extent:
75 minutes

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects New Towns Harlow Housing and Design; Mrs. Summers, 1986
Subjects Retail Harlow Housing and Design; Mrs. Summers, 1986
Subjects Second World War Harlow Housing and Design; Mrs. Summers, 1986
Document Types Sound recording Harlow Housing and Design; Mrs. Summers, 1986