Title:
Lilian Crick - Colchester Co-op Tailoring Department
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
COLCHESTER RECALLED
Scope and Content:
Interview with Lilian Crick, born 1908; schooldays; first job with tailors in High Street; move to Co-op tailors in Wire Street when due for adult wages; size of workforce, tasks; wages; description of tailoring department; piece work, work processes; toilets, heating; trade union; members of Co-op, dividend numbers; no sick pay; timekeeping; bespoke tailoring versus factory work; Emma and Grimes, other tramps waiting to go in the workhouse; children in the workhouse; memories of making pillow stuffing for wounded soldiers in World War 1; brooch made of Zeppelin fragment; Girl's Friendly Society - dances; most entertainment centred on Chapel; memories of parents, especially mother stone-picking and story of Colchester earthquake.

Speaker(s): Lilian Crick; Patrick Denney
Addl. documentation: Transcript
Dates of Creation:
21 June 1992
Copyright:
Contact Colchester Recalled

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Clothing Industry Lilian Crick - Colchester Co-op Tailoring Department, 1992
Subjects Retail Lilian Crick - Colchester Co-op Tailoring Department, 1992
Document Types Sound recording Lilian Crick - Colchester Co-op Tailoring Department, 1992