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Our kind of town

Title
Our kind of town
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
12 Oct 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:48:13
Description
Keith Howell presents this week’s edition of Our Kind of Town. In the first part University of Bristol lecturer, Kenneth Hudson, talks about his new book, Where We Used to Work and what he discovered about past working conditions and attitudes. In the second half bottle recycler Harry Marks(?) talks at his yard in Bow, London about how the family business was started by his father and how the industry has changed.
Contributors
Keith Howell; Kenneth Hudson; Harry Marks(?)
Keywords
Books; Authors; Deaths; London; Trade unions; Industry; Money; Newspapers; Wages; Postmen; Working conditions; British; Natural resources; BBC; Women; Broadcasting; Small business; Aeroplanes; History; First World War (1914-1918); Family; Recycling; Reminiscence; Plastics; Journalists; Occupations; Photographs; Personnel; Social change; Aircraft engineering; Wine industry; Academics; Social behaviour; Bow; Social alienation; Furniture industry; Recycling facilities; Glass; Bottle industry; Service industries; Furniture trade; Work attitudes; Where We Used to Work; Eyre and Spottiswoode; Occupational sociology

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