Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Trasler, Stanley, 1899 - , Interviewee, Male, Clicker in shoe trade
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with Reuben Widdowson, both talking about working in shoe trade and trade unions. Describes being runabout at Brays Shoe Factory, Sileby, Leicestershire, then being clicker at Swan and Prestons. Recalls boss at Swan and Preston hating the union, anecdote of resisting paying a bonus. Describes good workforce, particularly women, at Newbold and Burtons, a union factory where he worked for 50 years. Mentions Arbitration Board starting in 1935. Brief mention of social life. Talks about working with snake skins, mentions having trouble pricing slingbacks.
Place of birth: Sileby, Leicestershire
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Sileby
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 28/7/1987
Playing time: 47 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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