Peggy Brady came over from Co. Derry, N. Ireland with her friend Patricia Bradley in May 1956. Patricia’s brother was already living in Leicester and they got rooms where he lived on Tichbourme St. They got work straight away at Imperial typewriters and soon made friends but Peggy remembers missing home and her family.
Patricia Bradley later met and married Eamon Morton and they lived on Hobart St. To read her story click here.
Thanks to Kiran Parma for the photos of Imperial Typewriters. For more industrial photos of Leicester see his photostream on flickr.
Thanks to Colin Hyde for the photos of Tichbourme St: East Midlands Oral History Archive