Arqueotex Project Collection
Speaker: Cobley, John, - 0, Interviewee, Male, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Interview with five people. Talk of starting at Fludes, Hinckley, 1932, hours, pay, father a trimmer, mother a knitter, grandfather a framework knitter. Mention of union mergers, different jobs in hosiery factory, union involvement, negotiations and tribunals, automation, stockings, work conditions, strike in 1936, local social life. Talk about aspects of working at Bennett's, such as strict floor mistress, discipline, singing, outings, closure of Iway Hosiery, bosses being Baptist, Methodist.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Recording Date: 20/10/1997
Playing time: 1 hr 23 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
Cross Reference: 1271, AT/23/A
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