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1265, AT/17
Arqueotex Project Collection

Speaker: Hall, Bert, 1917 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Hatter; Hosiery Dyer;
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes apprenticeship in hatting, long hours, poor conditions. Talks about learning dyeing at Wilson and Stafford, returning after service in Second World War, gaining job in wool laboratory, joining Bennett Brothers of Hinckley [Leicestershire] as dyer. Talks about dyeing, patents, export of machines, visit to East Germany. Describes starting Hall and Swift Partnership, mentions Society of Dyers and Colourists, training, recruitment, Textile Society, fast-black nylon stockings.
Place of birth: Atherstone, Warwickshire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 6/9/1998
Playing time: 1 hr 10 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference: 1264

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