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  • Subject is exactly "Working Lives"

Leonora Nelson - Father's Voluntary Work and Manchester City

Leonora describes her father’s additional voluntary work in the city’s League of Health- similar to CAB now. He had many friends who were JPs [Justices of the Peace], including her future in-laws, and he also visited prisoners.

In addition, he was…

Leonora Nelson - Working Life: First Jobs, Working in the War and VE Day

Leonora tells us how she eventually joined the civil service, but worked in a solicitor’s office after leaving school, taking shorthand notes. She moved down the road to John Dalton Street, working for the ‘Fine Cotton Spinners and Dobblers…

Leonora - Working Life: Job Description

Leonora talks about her job taking minutes at Council meetings, traveling all across north-west, with locations ranging from south Cheshire to Barrow in Furness. She would take 200 pages of shorthand each meeting recording all the sanitary…

Ted Morgan - Mother's Work

After Ted’s father died, he describes his mother’s income and her job cleaning for a local doctor at his surgery on Burnage Lane.

Dorothy Arnold - My First Job

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Dorothy tells us about working as a clerk in Stockport during the second world war.

Duchess of York Hospital - Nursing Training

There are three clips in this playlist, in the first Myra describes her schooling, wanting to be a nurse aged 9, the letters she had to provide to apply, the interview and her three month trial at Briarwood.

In the second she talks about training…

Duchess of York Hospital - Changes in Nursing

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Myra Wood describes some of the changes in nursing; the support nurses used to receive, the numbers of children each nurse was responsible for, and caring for ten or more patients.

Duchess of York Hospital - John Thaw's Father

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Myra Wood describes the collection of breast-milk for the hospital, along with the processes followed at the hospital. One the ambulance drivers collecting the milk was Jack Thaw, father of John.

Duchess of York Hospital - Mother and Baby Unit

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An image of the first mother and baby unit at the Duchess of York Hospital, built by the Friends' Group.

In the additional sound clip, Myra describes which mothers would have used this room: those with very sick children and those whose children…

Duchess of York Hospital - Bikers' Charity

Myra Wood describes the charitable work done by a group of bikers from Cheshire. The image was taken on Christmas Day, with Myra sat on the motorcycle in the centre.