Mary Burniston

Mary lived for 30 years in Coltman Street. She tells an anecdote about a butler in a neighbouring house during the Second World War. Mary continues to describe life during the War. She describes the 1960s as a golden time when she could go dancing and when she met her husband, Frank, a champion darts player, in a pub. Mary spent 30 years as a carer and joined the carer’s management at the Carer’s Centre. She also worked as a photographer in Jerome’s, Whitefriargate and Hedon Road for 20 years. Mary discusses the new buildings in Hull City Centre.

Media No: 1025
Interviewee Forename: Mary
Interviewee Surname: Burniston
Year of Birth: 1937
Interviewer: Steve Walsh
Location: Greenwood Avenue Library
Date of Interview: 22/02/2016
Duration (HH:MM:SS): 00:21:49

Time Code Notes

[00:00:13] Born in The Boulevard and then moved to Coltman Street. Lived there for 30 years. Mary remembers the Second World War. Bombing, shrapnel, Anderson Shelter. She loved the house and garden. Grew vegetables and kept chickens.

[00:04:40] Remembers dancing at Locarno Club and walking home afterwards.

[00:09:02] 1960s was a golden time for Mary in Hull. Music, dancing.

[00:10:46] Spent 30 years caring for her mother, father and uncle. She joined the Carer’s management at the Carer’s Centre. Mary describes caring for her mother with dementia.

[00:13:52] Mary worked as a photographer. She mentions working at Jerome’s on Whitefriargate. Her husband, Frank, was a store manager. He was a champion dart player and started a Boy’s & Girl’s Academy for darts.

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