Hunters the Bakers

The wage was 12/- a week.

Jean has been told by her mother that when she was a baby her mother left Jean in her pram outside of the shops one day. On finishing her shopping, Jean’s mother returned home. When she realised she had left Jean outside of Hunters the Bakers on Preston Road she immediately dashed straight back. Fortunately the pram and its contents were still where she had left them and Jean was still fast asleep!

Jean left school at the age of fourteen and started work, strangely enough at Hunters the Bakers on the corner of Cleveland Road and Queen Alexandra Road. She thinks the wage was 12/- a week. From there she went to Howard’s Stores and then to Welch’s sweet factory (because it meant she could have the weekends off).

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