Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Strickson, Gladys, 1904 - , Interviewee, Female, Shop worker;
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls involvement with sister in the Co-operative Women's Guild in Gateshead. Recalls move to Leicester with husband in 1930 where husband worked for Wheatsheaf Wholesale Society as a wages clerk. Describes husband's work and wages. Describes gradual involvement in the Women's Guild in Leicester and husband' s involvement in the Co-op movement, becoming a committee member of the board of directors and President in 1939/40 until retirement. Describes the activities of the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) in Leicester, the dividend, and a history of the Co-op movement. Describes being on the Education Committee, travel abroad to various delegations, and the work and decline of the Women's Guild.
Place of birth: Sunderland
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire, Sunderland
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/11/1985
Playing time: 1 hr 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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