Elaine Hinds

Elaine Hinds moved from the Caribbean to Leicester in the 1960s at the age of 17. She became Leicester’s first Black and only telegraphist and worked for the City Council from the 1970s until the department closed.

Click below to listen to Elaine’s Oral history clips.

Elaine describes her school and working life.


Listen to Elaine describing a typical day at work as a telegraphist in Leicester:


Elaine describes her involvement with Leicester Carnival and BHM:


Elaine explains below her thoughts about the importance of BHM and younger generations learning about Black History: