Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Baily, G. E., 1895 - , Interviewee, Female, Sales Representative;
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes her work as a sales representative for a tobacconist and wholesale factor's during the First World War in Northampton. Mentions the items sold, how she took sales orders, effects of rationing and how she travelled to customers. Recalls how she moved to Leicester in 1921, describing her work as a representative in the city. Describes how she developed the business and her relationship with the men who worked for her, also what she wore to work. Mentions miners chewing tobacco.
Place of birth: Northampton
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire, Northamptonshire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Northampton
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 8/6/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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