Arqueotex Project Collection
Speaker: Bateman, Ray, - 0, Interviewee, Male, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Talks in some detail about work in hosiery trade from age 14 in Simpkin, Son & Emery, Masons, Ridgeways, Gents, all of Hinckley, Leicestershire. Mention of ambition to have own factory, Peach's factory, nylon, becoming shareholder, stockings, efficient ways of working, becoming union representative. Details activities with National Union of Hosiery & Knitwear Workers, talks about decline of the industry, wages. Recalls not being able to afford Grammar School uniform, dancing, socialising, using local common in teenage years.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Recording Date: 13/10/1998
Playing time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
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