Mr Nunn talks about first finding work when he first moved to Stevenage

Mr Nunn discusses the companies in early Stevenage and how he found a job suitable for his family

Stevenage Museum

Transcript:

My father in law said, suggested that I move to Stevenage, he said because if you get a job at Stevenage you’re entitled to a good place of work. So anyway, I had a look around Stevenage, the factory was still being developed and also a company called British Dyestuffs that was an ICI subsidiary and they used to make polythene films. The only drawback was they ran a three shift system, seven days on and either one day off, two days off, or three days off depending on what shifts you were employed. I worked there for fifteen months and one day my father in law said, oh he said, my wife was expecting and it was best to try and get a day job at British Dyestuffs. It was there I saw the foreman Mr Fred Cross and I asked him if I could possibly go on days because of the circumstances well he said on no I’m sorry there’s not a job for day workers so I had to leave there. And I left there and I went to work for George W King, now they were a very old established firm in Stevenage and I worked there for three years.

Mr Nunn 2015

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