Interview about McCorquodales Printing Works and life in Wolverton.
McCorquodales Works outing (00:03:00).
McCorquodales Printing Works (00:00:43).
McCorquodales 'squatters' (00:01:09).
Describes McCorquodales printing works where approximately 90% of the employees were female. McC’s was set up to employ daughters of the LMS on the understanding that the company would do all the railway printing. JR’s father worked very long hours as the girls’ hours were restricted, especially during the war. Remembers ‘squatters’, older women sitting on piles of hand folded envelopes to press in the folds.
Childhood memories of travelling on special trains on the Works’ annual day out to the seaside.
The strict observance of religious conventions on Sundays and how families would make their own entertainment.
Also discusses the necessity to grow your own food and allotments.