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1258, AT/10
Arqueotex Project Collection

Speaker: Anon., - 0, Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes starting in hosiery trade in Hinckley area, Marvel mending, hours, pay in 1940s, redundancy, work at Marvin's, packing, seaming, making tights. Mentions changes in 1970s, more pressure at work, overlocking, Marks and Spencer work, Breconshire hosiery, wages dispute, Pex socks. Recalls aunt introducing her to first job, Christmas parties, outings, birthdays, changing attitudes, need to work faster, sick pay, paid holidays.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
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Language: English

Recording Date: 30/9/1997
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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