1:719 TRIGGLE, Mary Laura, Series of autobiographical letters, MS, pp.25 (c.4,000 words). BruneI University Library.
Born 1888 at Heanor, Derbys. Father: coal miner. Mother: cleaner and general caretaker at chapel. One of 6 children. Educated at National Church School (1891-1900); Sunday School. Taught domestic duties by mother (aged 13). Married, 1911, with 2 children. Lived in Heanor, Derbys. Letters written from Longnor, Shropshire.
Choir member; one of the first members of the Hosiery Workers’ Union.
A short collection of reminiscences, though with good detail on ancestry and family history and of her time as a stocking-mender in the opening years of the 20th century. Written between 1974 and 1977.