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Document Details


Title: Olive Vigars
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Olive Vigars started working for her aunt at the Exmoor Forest Hotel before she left school. They worked long hours, polished the brass, scrubbed the floors, waited at table and rang the gong for breakfast. Then she moved to the Royal Oak at Winsford, wore a different uniform morning and afternoon and cycled home to Simonsbath on her half-day off, going to dances until 1am.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Vigars, Olive, 1920-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 81
Document date: 2001
Locations discussed: England; Europe; Somerset, England; United Kingdom
Topics discussed - ASP terms: England; Europe; Exmoor (England)--Biography; Exmoor (England)--History; Moors (Wetlands)--England; Oral history; Somerset, England; United Kingdom
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0033928-37220