Josephine was born to Italian parents. Her father was interned during
the Second World War as was her Uncle.
my aunty used to come up because her husband was also interned — my uncle. And she … they'd come up, she'd come up on a Sunday you know and she'd … and they would make gnocchi (laughs). That must have been for a special – maybe it was for Easter or special occasions — it wasn't all the time. But I used to love watching them make it, you know, with the potatoes and the flour; and the big table; and it would all be all scrubbed down and then they'd … make these gnocchi