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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleDaniels, Mr & Mrs
Ref No8SUF/B/135
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 28
Date12 Mar 1977
Extent61:42 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biographies for Mabel Hill and Connie Daniels.
DescriptionInterview took place at 19 Glebe Road, Cleethorpes, South Humberside DN35 8DA. Interviewee Mrs Daniels (Connie) is the only daughter of suffragette Mabel Hill (née Cox), , the first secretary of the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) in Sheffield.

Interview summary:
0:00 mins: Mother's [Mabel Hill] political meetings in Sheffield. Eleanor Barton. Philip Snowdon. Cooperative Guild. Family's historical political affiliation. Father's and grandfather's trades. Trades Unionism. Mabel Hill - a revolutionist. Friendly Society. Father's position as a shop steward. Unemployment in Yorkshire. Mabel Hill's work during First World War. Women going out to work. Mabel Hill's rebelliousness, housekeeping, parenting, relationship with her husband, dress sense. Parents' activism with the Cooperative guild (1921) and the Labour party. CWS (Cooperative Society) branding and principles. Baptist upbringing.

15:00 mins: Religious upbringing of Connie Daniels. Mother's domesticity and financial management. In domestic service pre-marriage. Connie Daniels' education. Move to Castleford (1925). Father's colliery work. Cooperative Guild - weekly talks. Social life. Mabel Hill's domineering personality. Underground aspect of Labour party. Parents'deaths. Mabel Hill's hospitality. Connie Daniels' dinner girls' duties.

30:00 mins: Caring for Mabel Hill [she was asthmatic]. St John's ambulance. Mabel's Hill's relations with her son-in-law (Mr Daniels), her loneliness and insecurities. Mabel Hill's speaking in meetings. Voting. Pensioners' Federation. Young people today. Father's diary. The Labour church hymn book. Socialist Sunday school.

45:00 mins: Connie Daniels' pioneering of free ante-natal clinic - funded by local council. First immunisations. Leeds dental hospital and fighting for free dental care. Cooperative Guild - educational events. Spiritualist church - father's involvement.

60:00 mins: Father's violin playing, musical entertainment. Band of Hope, temperance. Religion and socialising.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 49
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