Arqueotex Project Collection
Speaker: Anon., - 0, Interviewee, Male, Engineer
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Talks about training in engineering at English Electric, 1956, work study with Davenport Knitwear. Mentions women working hard, 'Immediacy in Knitting' business, legislation, imports, pressure on costs, celebrations such as birthdays, weddings. Talks about health and safety, need to earn money, piece rates, origin of domestic system, negative image of factory work, boxed stock audits, squeeze on margins, difficulty of attracting young people. Mention of David Bryers creating Richard Roberts Ltd, socialising, outings.
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Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 18/3/1998
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
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