Arqueotex Project Collection
Speaker: Taylor, Olwyn, - 0, Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Outlines work in Hinckley, Leicestershire, at Ward's shoes, then hosiery at Nicholls and Wileman, Pex. Talks about working in office at Couture, opening of company, friendliness, coaches for workers to and from Hinckley, Barwell, Nuneaton. Mentions father, a miner, not wanting children to work in factory. Talks about Arthur Godfrey at Toon's. Mentions firms strict about time off and holidays, ten needle allowance, works outings to London, celebrations, modelling tights, Couture publicity, celebrity visits, short time, wedding rituals, Christmas, redundancy, happy retirement.
Place of birth: Durham
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Recording Date: 13/10/1998
Playing time: 1 hr 5 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
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