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Snowy Fulcher 23-2-86 [interview]

Description: Oral History interview with Snowy Fulcher about his childhood in Norwich and working in the shoe factories. Also contains performance of a folk song.Recording location: Norwich, Norfolk, UKPerformer(s)/contributer(s): Fulcher, Snowy (...

Mr Wyer [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Mr Wyer about his working life in the shoe and boot industry in Norwich during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Topics include factories, wages, hardship of the 1930s and women working in factories during World ...

Jeanetta Wyer 25-5-88 [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Janetta Wyer (nee Smith) about her life in Norwich during the 1920s and 1930s. Topics include working in shoe factories in Norwich, wages, domestic life, leisure, getting married and changes to the city.Rec...

Mr Gorham 2-6-88 [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Frederick Gorham about his working life in the Norwich boot and shoe manufacturing industry. Topics include working conditions, wages, managers, help from the Shoe and Boot Worker's Union, running his ...

Mr H. Smith 6-6-88 [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Harry Smith about his and his family's working life in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry in Norwich during the 1910s-1930s. Topics include work, wages, the Independent Labour Party, World War I,...

Ted Daines 15-6-88 [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Ted Daines about his career in the shoe and boot manufacturing industry during the 1930s and 1940s. Topics include pay, conditions, trade unions, volunteering for the Army in 1940 and changes to the boot an...

Dolly Emerson A [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Dorothy (Dolly) Emerson about her working life in the shoe and boot manufacturing industry during the 1920s. Topics include the working process, industrial accidents, pay and changes to the industry.Recordi...

Harry Fisher B [interview]

Description: Reading by Harry Fisher of his written memories and life experiences of working in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry in Norwich for 50 years. Topics include colleagues, work duties, bespoke shoe orders and being offered the for...

Sid Sadd [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Sidney Sadd about his career working in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry in Norwich from the 1930s. Topics include working process, duties, changes in the manufacturing process, unemployment and saf...

Russell Emerson [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Russell Emerson about his working life in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry in Norwich during World War II. Topics include learning the trade, duties, manufacturing wooden clogs for refugees and pris...

Mr Culley 9-6-88 [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Frederick Patrick Culley about his work in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry during the 1920s. Topics include wages, piece work, unemployment and holidays.Recording location: Norwich, Norfolk, Englan...

George Turrell 16-6-88 [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with George Turrell about his work in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry during the 1930s. Topics include being left handed, work processes, development of automation and unemployment.Recording location: N...

Bertie Howlett [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Bertie Howlett about his career in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry during the 1930s. Topics include materials and blades for shoe making, work related injuries, Garrett Masters and Canaries.Recordi...

Ivy Rouke [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Ivy Rouke about her work in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry. Topics include factory workers, types of shoe produced, economic slump and unemployment, trade unions and working conditions.Recording l...

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