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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Cath Coleman.
Cath Coleman
An Oral History interview with Cath Coleman.
Photograph of Cath Coleman taken during the Oral History interview
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 02/03/2005
Landshape Zone Mease and Sence Lowlands
Parish Catton
Location Catton, Derbyshire,
Event Start Date 17/11/1935
Event End Date 02/03/2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt016
Detailed Description Young-at-heart Cath Coleman moved from Edingale to Catton Hall at the age of 14 where she worked as a housemaid for 36 years. Listen to Cath?s fascinating story of life ?in service? as she remembers living in servants? quarters at the ?top o? the ?all, top of the ?ouse? and warmly recalls other members of staff such as Nellie who was the ??lady?s maid as well as ?ead ?ousemaid?. Hear Cath?s story unfold as she tells us of Christmases past ??There?d be the farm workers, the game staff, the chauffers, the gardeners, highest staff all come together Christmas and ?ave a party and wist drive ?and you?d ?ave a Christmas present give you. T?d be a Christmas tree with?the presents around? and listen to her memories of spring cleaning at Catton Hall which she describes as a ?big job?you could be three days on one room?. Finally, Cath talks of her lifelong love for Catton, listing some of the friends and colleagues who have happily stayed as she says ??we?ve all stayed ?ere. Just ?cause we?ve liked bein? ?ere?. The transcript of the full interview is available to read with this contribution, whilst the audio file is a small clip taken from the original recording.

Subsidary Data for Heard, Written and Remembered
Type Verbal Recollections