Arqueotex Project Collection
Speaker: Godfrey, Marion, - 0, Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Interviewed with John Cobley. Describes work in hosiery before Second World War, munitions work during war, return to hosiery after war. Talks about apprenticeship, being counterman, engineering, piece work, Iway Hosiery, conditions at work, savings club, holiday in 1939. Details social life in Hinckley, such as dancing, the 'Monkey Run', first long dress, fashion, working mothers, maternity leave, childcare, outwork. Mention of workers from Nuneaton, discipline at work, holidays with pay, factories closing during holidays. Mention of construction of Concordia Theatre.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Recording Date: 19/8/1998
Playing time: 1 hr 3 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
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