Entertainment and Media

A Journalist at Last!

From the age of 10 I wanted to be a journalist and I continued wanting to be a journalist, but when it was coming up to leaving school at 15 if you mentioned that it was akin to saying "Ooh I want to be a film star"! Anyway I was determined I was going to […]

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Behind the Scenes in Broadcasting

Can you just give an outline of what you did at the BBC? I worked for Radio Norfolk, doing their books, only payments and things, for 13 years and from there I did part time across the road in television, where I did autocue. You were with BBC Television? Yes, doing the news bulletins, Look […]

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Career Choices – Art and Music. Part I.

This is the first of a two-part story of how the love of music and art combine for a full and interesting life. D’s father was a sign writer and a musician and he followed in his footsteps in many ways. After discovering a love and talent for art D was apprenticed to an internationally […]

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Career Choices – Art and Music. Part II.

This is the second of a two-part story of how the love of music and art combine for a full and interesting life. D’s father was a sign writer and a musician and he followed in his footsteps in many ways. After discovering a love and talent for art D was apprenticed to an internationally known […]

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Civicus – he never turned anyone away

The story of a civic minded family who were the centre for newsgathering in North Walsham, Norfolk Dad was a staff reporter. He also used to write for the EDP (Eastern Daily Press) ¬†and North Norfolk News all his life. And every week he had a deadline to meet, because he had to write this […]

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Dancing down the years (2016)

I was born in 1931 in Union Street, Norwich. I lived there with my mother until she moved to Victoria Street, near the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, and my mother was there for 39 years. My father was in the army for nearly all his life, from when he was young until he passed away, […]

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Entertainer and all round worker

D was born in 1925. She worked in many well-know Norwich firms, including shoe firms, Caley’s., Mackintoshes and Sainsbury’s the first supermarket in Norwich. Living conditions in her childhood were “like Dickens” but still everyone was friendly. D loved to sing and supported herself while in a group by working in a hotel so she […]

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From Banking to Music

Well, my first job, was employment as a clerk at the Head Office of the Midlands Bank in London. I had just left school, so I was sixteen. I was in the premises department, which was looking after all the Midlands Bank buildings all over the country. It might be of interest that the Midlands […]

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Movies to Medicine

Look in the Medical catalogue to read about working as a production secretary in the 1950s and 1960s British film and television industry.

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The Costume Designer

When I left art school with my sort of degree I wanted to be a fashion illustrator and I couldn't get a job. because I wasn't commercially trained at the art school. So I went to work in a dress shop. And I suppose I was about nineteen or twenty and I sold clothes. And […]

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