Ref NoWIN/031
CollectionWinstanley Oral History Collection
TitleMrs. E. Carnell interviewed by Michael Winstanley
Name of creatorWinstanley, Michael
Duration1 hr. 03 min. 23 sec.
Extent1 sound tape reel
1 audio file Waveform Audio
DescriptionMrs. Edith Carnell, born 1894, interviewed in Canterbury. Her father was a scavenger he died in 1902. Her Mother worked as outside parish relief, washing and maternity. Ediths first job was service and was the fourth out of the seven children.

Track 1 [1:03:23] [0:00:03] Introduction: interviewee is Edith Carnell [EC] of Newtown Street. [0:00:54] EC describes her father’s job. [0:01:54] EC talks about her siblings. [0:02:11] Description of how her mother coped without her father. [0:02:34] Description of the help EC’s mother got from the parish. [0:03:02] Coal tickets. [0:05:49] Money EC’s mother spent on food on a daily basis. [0:06:30] Discussion of food they ate. [0:06:46] Second-hand clothes. [0:07:13] Briefly describes EC’s eldest sister’s roles. [0:07:22] Description of some of EC’s mother’s job and the hardships she faced. [0:08:44] Weekly credit with shops. [0:09:06] Pawnbrokers. [0:10:26] Description of EC’s mother’s family. [0:10:32] Missing section of the audio that is picked up by the transcript. [0:10:33] EC’s relationship with her aunt. [0:11:30] Missing section of the transcript. [0:13:37] Parish relief for EC’s mother. [0:14:08] EC’s sister being a Salvationist. [0:14:35] Charities. [0:15:18] Type of food EC was able to eat. [0:16:22] Description of the lack of warmth in EC’s house. [0:17:42] Brief discussion of EC’s mother’s background. [0:19:00] Discussion of accessibility to meat. [0:19:42] Discussion of the lack of a garden. [0:19:56] Description of help received from neighbours. [0:20:59] Discussion of food management. [0:22:33] Description of what EC would get for Christmas. [0:24:47] Discussion about the status and relationship of EC’s neighbours. [0:25:55] Brief description of the layout of the houses. [0:26:12] Cleanliness of EC’s house. [0:26:33] Roles of the children. [0:27:13] Discussion of EC’s father. [0:29:12] Discussion of labour exchanges in pubs. [0:31:02] Discussion of EC’s father’s death. [0:32:20] Reputation of soldiers. [0:34:53] Discussion of EC’s neighbours in Mill Lane. [0:35:23] Description of the rough parts of Canterbury. [0:39:46] Discussion of EC’s brother’s moving to Canada. [0:42:30] EC talks about her eldest sister’s work ethic. [0:43:20] Discussion of EC getting a job in service. [0:46:02] Discussion of the décor in Abbots Place. [0:46:33] EC’s family’s use of the front and back room. [0:48:10] Discussion about guests in EC’s family home. [0:49:40] EC talks about Sunday School outings. [0:50:44] Description of how Sundays were spent. [0:53:48] EC describes how she would help her mother. [0:55:54] Description of food shopping. [0:57:25] Discussion about the financial stability of shopkeepers and Sunday School teachers. [0:57:51] EC discusses the religious elements of her childhood. [0:58:41] Quick discussion about the Church. [0:59:35] EC briefly describes her experience hop picking. [0:59:54] EC talks about her mother’s experience with new born babies. [1:00:29] EC describes her own experience with delivering babies.
NotesTranscript exists for this interview.
PhysicalDescription1 sound tape reel : analogue, 5 inch reel, 9,5 cm/sec, 2 track, mono
Waveform Audio
Related OrganisationUniversity of Kent
Related PlaceCanterbury, Kent
Access filenameWIN-031-001A-A.mp3
CategoryAudio recordings
Access conditionsAvailable for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU. Access is available via digital listening copies. The University of Kent acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors in this recording and the rights of those not identified.
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