Hardware (2006)

Location : Jarrolds, Norfolk

HM worked in the hardware department at Jarrolds in the late 1930s until he was called up in 1940. He died in 1943.

Occasionally the firm would let him have damaged goods at a reduced price for which they were very grateful as they were like everyone else, hard up. Mrs M says she never knew what he got paid but it was very little.

He had to go from Wortham to Norwich & back every day on his motor bike. She says he was one up from the lowest form of life as he was “second sales”. The hardware department was in the basement.

Mr Sadd was his boss, Mr Grant was the Managing Director. There were 3 or 4 more members of staff in that department.

Near Christmas they kept open till 9.0 pm then cleaned up after they closed!

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