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1139, LO/486/436
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Lomax, William, 1911 - , Interviewee, Male, Company Director
Speaker: Money, A, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Brief family background in Lancashire, outline of academic career to Cambridge University where studied natural science and accepted offer from Wolsey hosiery, Leicester. Describes work in Bedeaux time and motion department [just after strike at Wolsey]; states hours, pay. Mentions good labour relations, moving to planning department. Recalls organising training centres for labour after Second World War (WW2), brief period in Canada with family. Describes rise to becoming manager of factory at Kimberley, Nottingham, then departmental dirtector, then director; recalls missing close contact with factories. Mentions changes in stocking fashion, technology; Courtaulds takeover in 1960s, pre-WW2 boom in business. Talks about childhood holidays to coast in Lancashire, trip to Germany in 1935.
Place of birth: Kersley, Lancashire
Education: Cambridge University
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Chemist
Mother's Occupation: Weaver, Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 13/7/1988
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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