Working in Hemel Hempstead
Una Taber recalls her husband Leslie's work schedule and the jobs she had after caring for her children
Contributed by The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd
Well I didn’t at first, because of having the three children. Les used to go off to work at half past 7 in the morning and twice, sometimes three nights a week he’d work overtime, cos we needed the money, so he didn’t get home till half 8. The Kodak, I think, opened an evening shift and a lot of the women went but you had to go at 6 o’clock. Then by that time, Les, he was working at Lucas, well it was Rotax then and he was doing shift work there, 6 to 2 one week and 2 to 10 the next. So there was no way that I could do, there, because I couldn’t afford to have anybody in to look after the children. So I found it was better to be at home. Eventually, I met a teacher at Maylands then, a Mrs Marshall who lived in Windmill road and she asked me once if I could help her out by doing some cleaning for her so I did that. Then eventually I worked for Social Services, became a home help to start with and then I ended up in the office and working in the Civic Centre and I worked for them for ten years.