MyStory - Pre war and war time memories from Lancaster

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  • Interviewee name: Ellen Clegg

  • Date of event: 1 Jan 1940

  • A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions. [ A higher quality version of this film with subtitles can be viewed here - Born on Long Marsh Lane in Lancaster, Mrs Clegg describes her early years including watching her Grandfather Haaf netting the River Lune, watching Barrow-in-Furness being bombed and befriending the evacuees and refugees. She describes the poverty which affected many people brought on by the depression in the 1930s.

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from Stuart Prebble 08th Apr 2013, 08:04

Leaving school at 14, married women not allowed to work, families with 8 children and no income......and it all happened in this one lifetime. It's amazing to listen to Ellen and people like her - what they have seen and been through. So great to hear her passing on her history to a new generation. Well done and thanks. S