Moving into the new house

Eileen Waite remembers when she first moved to Hemel Hempstead.

Contributed by The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd

Transcript:

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 info@dacorumheritage.org.uk, 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.

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