Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon, - , Interviewee, Female, Overlocker, hosiery trade; Shop worker;
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes moving to Leicester for work and finally working as an overlocker for A.W. Swan in Leicester. Talks about unemployment during the 1920s and the protests against unemployment. Describes working at the family firm of A. W. Swan, the growth of the company, union activity and the rejection of the Bedeaux system.
Place of birth: Wales
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 12/12/1983
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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