Marlene and Ken Booker

Marlene and Ken 1
Marlene and Ken 1
Marlene remembers her schooldays at Hatherley Road Infants, St James' Primary and Ribston Hall
Marlene and Ken 2
Marlene and Ken 2
Marlene remembers what happened when the air raid sirens sounded
Marlene and Ken 3
Marlene and Ken 3
Ken mentions Marlene's memories of rationing in the War
Marlene and Ken 4
Marlene and Ken 4
Marlene remembers seeing films at the Picturedrome as a child
Marlene and Ken 5
Marlene and Ken 5
Marlene remembers working at Sparkes' Bakery and the famous Dripping Cakes
Marlene and Ken 6
Marlene and Ken 6
Marlene's memories of shops in Barton Street
Marlene and Ken 7
Marlene and Ken 7
Marlene and Ken remember their marriage at All Saints Church in 1958
Marlene and Ken 8
Marlene and Ken 8
Marlene remembers working with punch cards on early computers

In these audio clips, in conversation with Sue Dubois, Marlene, with comments from her husband Ken, remembers her schooldays; war rationing and the air raid sirens; the shops in Barton Street (including Sparks Bakery, where she was unofficially allowed to work from the age of 14); watching films at the Picturedrome; getting married at All Saints Church (despite Ken’s rugby injury, which made wearing a suit difficult); and working with an old style computer prior to the birth of her first child.

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  • I remember Ken at dowty rotol In electrical repair in the sixties where i worked

    By William Thomas (23/03/2019)

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