Esther Annenberg: Oranges

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 talks about her wishes to see the world.

  • Esther Annenberg


If I could walk, my mum used to say to me, 'If my Etty could walk, and she had money, you wouldn't see her, she'd be travelling all round the world', and I would, 'cos I'd love to go and see how the other half lived, and what made the world turn round, whether it was oranges or that. I'd like to find out, even now.

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