Audrey starts work, Factories at fourteen.

Remembering in a Brighton reminiscence session January 2008

Photo:Audrey relaxes

Audrey relaxes

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

I wasn't happy at school, I left at fourteen and wanted to be a nanny but that would have cost money so I went to work in a hosiery factory (overlocking). It was a long commute to work.  I was out of the house at 7am and never back home before 7pm. I had a long walk down the road and it was pitch black, no street lights then.

My first job in the factory was tabbing and folding in half, a very boring job.  If it was wrong it had to be done again. It was piece work so you had to be quick.

This page was added by Jane Turner on 27/01/2008.

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