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VSE046 Betty Thomas, Louis Edwards, Maesteg

Betty left the grammar school at 17 (c.1966) and started in the office in Louis Edwards, as a clerk telephonist and also on the comptometer doing wages. Collected tickets from factory floor. Machinists paid more than office staff because of piecework and bonuses. She stayed here for 3 years Talks of monkey-parading to meet boys. She notes that the management were ‘foreign’. She left when she had children. Since then she has worked in shops etc. When she got married, the factory collected and gave her a huge wedding present – everything possible in Pyrex.