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A collection of interviews and photographs recorded by Women's Archive of Wales in 2013-14

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VN049 Mavis Coxe and Sheila Edwards, Graessers Salicylates, Sandycroft

Mavis began in Gressors pharmaceutical factory in 1954, as a clerk in the office. This was as a post-girl, which was starting at the bottom basically, and you work your way up. She enjoyed it because she used to have to go all through the factory, taking mail around different departments and record all the letters that went out, put stamps on them and such like, and making tea and coffee for the bosses. She did that for about ten months, then an opening came up in the office of the Service Department, and she went into that and was there until 1965. Sheila got the job through her sister, but in the packing dept, which involved some packing but also some clerical work. Both left in 1964-1965, Sheila for a job with more money and Mavis after a dispute with her boss. Mavis took six years out to have children then went back into admin work with another company.