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My Mom started working at Wolverhampton firm at 14

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: April 25, 2014

  • My Mom is on the back row second from the left.

  • My Mom is on the right at end of the front row

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IN reply to the article in The Bugle asking about Baker's Boot Factory (February 27 edition).

My late mother Edna Bradford (nee Farmer) worked there. Her aunt Maude Farmer was already working at Baker's Boot Factory in Wolverhampton.

When my mother left school, aged 14 in 1930, she got a job there. I think she worked at Baker's for a few years then went to work at Woolworth's at Wolverhampton.

I enclose two photographs, one taken at Baker's Boot Factory. My Mom is on the back row second from the left. Her Aunt Maude is in front of her, wearing glasses. It looks like they were eating ice cream, it could have been their lunch break.

The other photograph I'm not sure if it was Baker's staff or the staff when she worked at Woolworth's. My Mom is on the end of the right, front row. Perhaps Bugle readers out there will recognise someone from their family.

Mrs V. Ball,

45 Highfield Ave,

Underhill, Wolverhampton.

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