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VSW045 Mary Lyn Jones, Anglo-Celtic Watch Co. (inc. Smith's Industries and Ingersoll aka 'Tick Tock'), Ystradgynlais

Mary left Pontardawe Technical College at 16 in 1960. After some years in David Evans’ shop she went to work in the watch casing department in Tick Tock (1963). She notes the rules in the gold shop and one serious accident on the presses. She was angry that the factory girls were not offered apprenticeships. It was useful to have relatives in the factory to get a job there. Unionism – she objected to contributing to the Labour Party. She describes the causes of a few strikes. She mentions the nurse and some minor accidents. She left in c.1968 because she wanted a career.