The recordings were made on 19th September 2007 when Mabel was 97 years old
From Dulwich to Thame – born in Dulwich in 1910 Mabel then lived in West Ealing for a short while, before moving to Towersey and then to Thame at the age of eight and a half. She attends the John Hampden school until the age of fourteen, and then starts work at Thame Park a couple of years later.
A life of service – Mabel starts work at Thame Park in the early morning and helps to prepare breakfast, followed by lunch and the evening meal, with very little time off.
Recollections of Thame – Memories of the October Fair, horses for sale, men in smocks looking for work for the following year, and the market in the centre of the town. Mabel appears in a pageant at the age of 10.
A changing high street – Recollections of local shops in the town, plus Percy Blunt the ‘midnight milkman’ whose horse and cart knows where to stop for deliveries.