Jarrolds

Jarrolds’ Sales Rep

Tony recalls his time as a Jarrolds sales rep in commercial stationery. Packing parcels and marking cards, properly! My headmaster at CNS, Mr Jackson, suggested I tried for a job at Jarrolds. Later I discovered a cousin, Jo Anderson, worked there and at one time he was my boss on commercial stationery. I joined in […]

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Rainwear and more at Jarrolds

Shirley was born in 1940. Having previously worked at BHS and Bernard’s she joined Jarrolds, working in the rainwear department. I was made redundant from Bernard’s and I knew that Jarrolds were looking for Christmas temps and so I went along for an interview. I knew the buyer from perfumery and a personnel officer who […]

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Saturday Girl at Jarrolds

Helen was born in Norwich and her father worked for Jarrolds. She joined Jarrolds in the late 1950s and worked there on and off for years, as a Saturday girl and then during holidays as a student. As a Saturday girl I worked in the art department, there is still an art department but it […]

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Toys and Sport at Jarrolds

Alan describes working in Jarrolds’ toy and sports department for 41 years and the many changes he witnessed during that time. Early life In 1912/13 my family moved to Lowestoft and I went to school there in Lovewell Road, and then to a small college in Beccles. I started work in Lowestoft and, after eighteen […]

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