Esther Annenberg: I Didn’t Understand

Esther, known as Etty, was born in 1909 in Upton Park in London. Etty went to Venetian Road Special School in Camberwell, London from the age of five, going on to an apprenticeship in dressmaking at Holdren's department store in Peckham. At the time of interview Etty was 104 years old.

Here Etty describes how she felt when people teased her.

  • Esther Annenberg


I don't understand that, I could never understand why people used to take the mickey out of me. I mean I didn't realise I walked different to them. You don't not when you're a kid do you?

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