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Hilda Ann Salusbury: (1906-1993) Life and Labour Part 1

‘Armed with my brand new suitcase, a chequebook and modest bank account and lots of good advice, I set out all on my own for my first real job – out into the competitive world of which I was ignorant.’ (169) Hilda began her first job outside of the home at the age of fifteen. Since she was responsible for the upkeep …

Jean Court: Life and Labour

‘All the ironing, washing up and pastry making were done on the wooden kitchen table, scrubbed every day until it was almost …

Jim Ingram (b.1912): Life and Labour

Ingram’s leg and sight disability lead to feelings of pride and accomplishment each time he achieves something other children, without disabilities, achieve. …

Joe Ayre (b.1910): Migration

To reach the point where you wish to completely start over in life is a sad thought. To have reached this point …