- AUD 8/2/3, MD1
Part of Norwich Rivers Heritage Group
0 minutes 0 seconds - Ted Sampson describes work at Colmans in tin shop, detailing work procedures, training in Hull, health and safety at work, hours worked; employment on 'deal ground' early part of war on the crane, describes saw mills and how they worked; anecdote about making coffins out of spare timber; working conditions; relationships with management. Recorded 14 Oct 2003.
14 minutes 12 seconds - Unidentified male [? Jenner] describes involvement with Yare Rowing Club; rowing in fours; describes improvement in river; describes how family business was in North Sea fishing, early 1920s his grandfather [? Alfred Jenner] moved family to Norwich and started boat hire business [1930s-early 1940s]; interviewee describes why he did not go into family business, mentioning experience as prisoner of war during World War II, family firm sold to Millbank and eventually to Caister Group, names other boating firms on Norwich rivers; describes who used river.
27 minutes 44 seconds - Unidentified male describing employment at Colman's from 1966 [to 1996] working in Control Laborarory in paper mill yard (and then in Research Department); worked for Control Lab Manager, Norman Jones and his deputy Bob Mung; testing fruit jus which was stored on deal ground (after wood shop had closed); describes working practices; mentions Arthur Steward who ran deal ground; mentions Ernie Stanton who helped debung barrels; and transition from wooden to plastic barrels.
Yare Rowing Club; ? 1920s-? 1970s