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Night-Shift Work at 15 Years-Old

by stoke_on_trentlibs

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stoke_on_trentlibs
People in story: 
Harold Gordon
Location of story: 
Stoke-on-Trent,Burslem
Article ID: 
A2309393
Contributed on: 
18 February 2004

This story was submitted to the People's War site by Stoke-on-Trent Libraries on behalf of Harold Gordon and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

I started work in George Wade,Manchester Pottery for 6 nights a week 8pm to 8am for £2 per week when I was 15 years old.I was making tank parts.I worked in engineering all my life after that.During that time I witnessed a man lose part of his hand on the next machine.The facortories only got manitenance done if they were prepared to take on war work
I had a cousin in Africa in the SAS equivalent of the day. He was fromn Southport.
We had a shelter in our back garden

Harold Gordon--Burslem,Stoke-on-Trent

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