Women's Working Lives


In celebration of International Women’s Week in 6th – 12th March, the Burnage Memory Bank will be gathering women’s memories of their working lives. Stories will be displayed in the Library over March.

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.

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