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Marie Murphy remembers the different types of work undertaken by her family

In this extract Marie Murphy remembers the different work her family did. In particular she remembers her mothers fruit and veg stall which has been in her family since her grandmother. Marie now works on the stall as does her…

Marie Murphy talks about her fruit and veg stall which has been in her family for three generations

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In this extract Marie Murphy talks about the fruit stall that has been in her family since her grandmother ran it.…

Eileen McCann remembers starting work in a solicitor's firm when she was 55 years old

In this extract Eileen McCann remembers starting work in a solicitors firm when she was 55 years old. She worked there until she had to retire at 65. She tells us that she loved working here and that she got on very well. She worked in administration…

May Smullen remembers her sister was an excellent dressmaker.

In this extract May Smullen talks about how her sister was an excellent dressmaker. She remembers how her sister would make bomber jackets for her brother from her fathers old postman jackets when he had finished with them. She also remembers her…

Eileen McCann speaks about her family life and remembers things weren't that easy for her.

In this extract Eillen McCann speaks about her family life and remembers that things weren't that easy for her. She remembers that her husband was away at sea a lot which meant that she had the primary responsibility for her family, she says that she…

Angela McFarland remembers her early married life.

In this extract Angela McFarland tells us about her early married life. She says that her husband worked in the coal yard during the winter and the docks during the summer. She remembers that things were difficult for her at that time as she had full…