Patricia Saville (b.1933): Biographical Entry.

Patricia Saville, Aged 2. (1935)

Saville, Patricia. “The Daughter I never Had.” 37pp. Includes photographs. 2000. Born 1933, Highgate, London. Brunel University Library.

Lived at Finsbury Park. Description of house and family life. , i.e. Wash day, Empire day.

World war II- Memories, ie. Food Available Anderson Shelter. Evacuated at Hatfield, Herts. Then to Newport Pagnell, Bucks. References to parcels from America, blacksmiths forge, chickens.

Back to Muswell Hill- doodlebugs; shopping. Schools – with air raid shelters, classrooms with windows bricked up. Air raids.

After the war- pre-fab houses. Rationing.

Went to work in the post office. Was girl probationer, then Telegraphist. Description of post office departments.

Recreation- Trips to Alexandra Palace, and Wembley Arena. Cycling.

Married life. Married in 1955. Lived in North Finchley, then Bocking, Essex, Witham, Essex, Tiptree Essex and Brightlingsea, Essex.

Had 4 sons. Worked in fields, took lodgers, cook, audio typist, driver, also back with post office.

Husband worked in post office, then with English Electric valve.

Includes photographs.

Available from:

Patricia Saville, “The Daughter I Never Had,” Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, University of Brunel Library, Special Collection Library, vol.4

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