Arqueotex Project Collection
Speaker: Evans, Neville, 1920 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes starting work and jobs done in hosiery trade, 1934. Mention of hobbies, holidays. Comments on good rates of pay, differences between jobs in Hinckley [Leicestershire] and Nuneaton [Warwickshire]. Talks about different knitting machines, such as American B5 machines. Mentions George & Nelly Rymell Dancing Class, dancing during Second World War. Talks about work, changing fashions, after war at Bennett's [Hinckley], Wood's [Nuneaton], loudness of factories, workers being home owners. Gives nicknames for Hinckley and Nuneaton people, mentions pranks and wedding rituals at work.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Railwayman
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 10/9/1998
Playing time: 1 hr 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
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