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1499, TA/16
Talking About Technology

Speaker: Handley, Phyllis, - , Interviewee, Female, Secretary;
Speaker: Larder, Derek, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls working as a secretary for Holwell works, typing for Works Engineer, Mr. Lilley. Describes duties and the types of typewriter, including the arrival of electric typewriter. Notes number of people in department and her wages. Mentions filing, entering orders in ledger and dealing with post. Comments on annual reviews. Mentions social life at Holwell and feeling an outsider. Recalls how the job altered in 1980s following redundancies and her retirement. Mentions computers being introduced before she retired and finale wage. Comments enjoyed work until final two years.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Melton Mowbray
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s,1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Language: English

Recording Date: 26/2/2001
Playing time: 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: Bournemouth University
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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