Interview with Laurie Richardson

Title

Interview with Laurie Richardson

Description

Laurie lived at 31 Buckingham Street, Hull, before being bombed. Laurie, then nearly three, and his mother went to stay with distant relatives at Talbot Farm, Bassingham Fen. There were a lot of Land Girls working at the farms in the area. Laurie’s father, a twin, was in the fire service and British Oil Cake Mills and joined the family at Talbot Farm later. He got a job driving with the Road Car bus company. Before Laurie’s father left Hull, he was sometimes asked to drive hearses as there was a shortage of drivers due to the amount of war-related deaths. There was a big prisoner of war camp at the Old Rectory at Bassingham. Prisoners, Germans and later Italians, worked on the local farms. Laurie remembered them having a snowball fight with the local children.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2018-03-27

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00:13:28 audio recording

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ARichardsonLA180327

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Citation

Cathy Brearley, “Interview with Laurie Richardson,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 4, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11553.

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