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Huntley, Boorne & Stevens Leaflet, late 1940s
 
   
Huntley, Boorne & Stevens Leaflet, late 1940s
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Brief Description: A leaflet aimed at women, advertising jobs at Huntley, Boorne & Stevens Ltd, offering good wages and conditions.
Subject Date: 1946 - 1950
Creator: Huntley Boorne and Stevens
 
Full Description: After the war there was an acute shortage of manual workers in Reading. Huntley, Boorne & Stevens aimed to attract women workers from economic black spots like South Wales with this booklet. It has several pages of text, which extoll the attractions of the factory, its leisure facilities and of Reading - "The Factory works a FIVE DAY WEEK, with the principle of a FORTNIGHT'S HOLIDAY WITH PAY which was adopted some time ago." "During working hours in the Factory, MUSIC is relayed throughout the Works. Its popularity can be gauged by the whole-hearted manner in which the great majority join in the more popular numbers and it certainly seems to help swing work along." "The Town of Reading is particularly fortunate in its excellent SHOPPING FACILITIES, and the main shopping centre - Broad Street - containing branches of most of the well-known stores, is only a few minutes from the Factory." Passages such as these are accompanied by photographs of women playing sports or sitting in the staff canteen. Who could have resisted such blandishments?
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Subject: social history, trade <ironfounder>, working life
Content Type: booklet
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1996.223.39
Unique ID: rm-rm-1996_223_39~s0406039-i-00-000.jpg
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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