Pat Marrow

Patricia describes her life growing up in the Hessle Road area. She discusses playing truant and the mischief she would cause as a child. She also talks about her married life and working at Smith & Nephew.

Media No: 1002
Interviewee Forename: Patricia Lillian
Interviewee Surname: Marrow
Year of Birth 1938
Interviewer: Dan Dearing
Location: Unity in community, Endike Lane, Hull
Date of Interview: 04/02/2016
Duration (HH:MM:SS): 00:12:25


Time Code Notes

[00:01:00] Talks about stealing sweets from a shop, Brody’s.

[00:01:44] Played jumping off aeroplane propellers at a place called Onion Yard.

[00:01:56] Played shops on bombed buildings using stones as sweets.

[00:02:19] Caught playing truant by the Boardman. Her mother once saw her playing truant and told her off.

[00:03:40] Played truant from Catholic Church. Describes pretending she had been to mass and guessing which priest took the service.

[00:04:15] Describes meeting her husband at 17 and having two sons. The midwife attended her home births, one of which was very quick.

[00:05:00] Left school at 15 and started working at Smith & Nephew. Describes her job role which was making elastoplasts. Describes tampering with the machines to get a cigarette break.

[00:07:51] Describes her health problems, nearly losing a leg, having a nerve removed and cancer.

[00:08:33] Describes her wedding and contrasts it with her grandaughter’s.

[00:09:30] Describes her young social life going to pubs with friends and the cinemas.

[00:10:50] Describes hiding from the rent man in the coal bunker.

[00:12:00] Describes bathing in a tin bath as a child and being the last one to get a bath.

These time code notes are provided as a rough guide to the above recording. Untold Hull would like to thank all the volunteers who took part for their time and hard work in producing this information.