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Working from home

Working at home has long been a part of the hosiery industry. Homeworking was one way in which employers tried to overcome shortages of female labour after World War II. Machines could be installed at home and yarn supplied, but working at home while trying to keep the house and family going could be hard work.

A homeworker from near Whitwick recalls her working life.


Last updated: 20/06/02
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