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Voices from the Labour Camps

We are delighted to share the second post in our Guest Blog series on autobiographical recollections on working-class history. Here John Field …

Joe Ayre (b.1910) An Introduction

‘This autobiography will cover seven decades of the life of a working-class man, of his struggle to survive, his political life and …

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 …