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First of all, your wages when you were working all that time, did you have to give a certain amount to them?

Oh yeah, you’d have to give, yeah you'd have to give your wages to your mother, I had £2 10shilings, it’s like, well €2.50 you know, and I’d give her the … I’d actually give her the £2 and I’d rely then on whatever extra I’d get delivering, if I’d get a tip or that, I’d have to rely on that now for me pocket money but … or if I got an extra load I might get extra for that but I’d have to give her my full wages. Well, you would give it because it was needed …

You were living with her …

And then you kind of helped to support the others.


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Work, Wages, Income, Family support

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"Hugh Smullen on wages and the importance of handing them up." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #316 (accessed March 20 2018, 7:39 pm)