Lena Sugars Transcript of Interview
Born in 1927, Lena moved from her family home in Yardley Hastings to Turvey upon her marriage to Alf Sugars, at the Congregational Chapel in Yardley Hastings in 1957. Lena remembers her family, grandparents and friend. Lena recalls her schooldays, leaving school at 14 years old to work in the offices of a boot and shoe manufacturer in Northampton.
Upon moving to Turvey, Lena secured a position in the offices of Frederick Gale, builders’ merchants in Bedford, until her retirement 30 years later. Lena speaks of the shops and her neighbours in Turvey. Lena enjoyed sewing and making her own clothes once she had retired. Lena comments that the people in Turvey are always friendly.