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Essie Howe of Prickwillow, interviewed by Kevin Delanoy in 1981

She tells of just how hard a farmer's wife had to work in the years between the two world wars; no electricity, running water or public transport; everything had to be "done by hand". She stresses the importance of the Women's Institute movement and the role that the chapel played in their lives. She was one of the women interviewed for the book "Women's Work is Never Done" by Lorna Delanoy 2005 with introduction by Prof Margaret Spufford.

Essie Howe - Life in Prickwillow.mp3 (MP3 37Mb)

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