Dont be late on Monday: Life and work in a Nottingham lace factory Mark Ashfield

ISBN: 9781780911854

Published: December 5th 2012

Paperback

126 pages


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Dont be late on Monday: Life and work in a Nottingham lace factory  by  Mark Ashfield

Dont be late on Monday: Life and work in a Nottingham lace factory by Mark Ashfield
December 5th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 126 pages | ISBN: 9781780911854 | 10.28 Mb

Lace-making was a hugely important industry in Nottingham during the 20th century, employing thousands of local people in hundreds of factories across the city. Mark Ashfield tells the story of the people who worked at just one of these factories. Drawing on his long career in lace-making that lasted from 1936 until 1984, with a break of just four and a half years during World War Two, Ashfield tells the story with humour, affection, and an eye for the details that characterised life in Nottingham. He tells of company excursions by train to the seaside, which were a highlight of the year for the hard-working employees, and remembers such moments as the day the boss lost the keys to the safe and had to call a locksmith to break into it.

But most of all the book is a tribute to the remarkable people, from the office boy to the company owner, who laboured in the lace trade and added to the reputation of the once-great industry. This delightful book is a fascinating memoir of an industry that was once at the heart of life in Nottingham.



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