Moving into the new house
Eileen Waite remembers when she first moved to Hemel Hempstead.
Contributed by The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd
This interview was recorded in 1997 and every effort has been made to find a member of the interviewees’ family. If you, or someone you know is related to Eileen Waite please contact the museum (The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd) directly 01442 879525 or firstname.lastname@example.org, we would like to hear from you.
I : Was this, this house the one that you came to live in?
EW : No
I : Which was the first house you had and how did you choose it?
EW : I didn’t, my husband just came home and said we’ve been allocated a house at a place called 12 Sawyers Way and from there we move in say 2 weeks. So from there I came into the house, 12 Sawyers Way.
I : And you’d never seen it before?
EW : Never, never.
I : How did you move? Did you have to pay your moving expenses?
EW : Yes..
I : Or did they move you?
EW : No, no we had to pay, to move.
I: So did you hire a van…?
EW : Yes
I : And pile everything in?
EW : Yes, for what we had, we didn’t have a lot…
I : And did you come with the van?
I : I was going to say, did you have very much because people didn’t?
EW : No, no.
I : Did you come in the van or on the train or…?
EW : We came on the train, I’d already got a sister living out here you see, so we came and stayed like on the Saturday as everything was moved and done.
I : So whereabouts was your sister living?
EW : In Windmill Road, but she ended up in Longlands.