Doing a paper round – Val Goodyear-Burrow

IMG_4282In the years after the war, many children were made to do jobs to earn pocket money. Many of the jobs were for their parents e.g. collecting coke from the gasworks on a Saturday morning. Children had to be at least thirteen before they could be employed. Many did paper rounds. Rounds were completed before school started so the children used to have to get up really early. Val Goodyear- Burrow, born in 1938 remembers collecting the coke and shares her memories of her paper round and working in the paper shop run by Mr Oswald in Vesta Avenue..

Interview date: 29 January 2014. Interviewer: Sandy Norman

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