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Guide uniform, 1950s
 
   
Guide uniform, 1950s
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Brief Description: This uniform was worn by Mary Cottrell when she gave tours of the Huntley & Palmers factory
Subject Date: 1950s
 
Full Description: Trained women guides were first introduced in 1919. They were originally known as 'Lady Guides' and were chosen if they were 'Women of intelligence and good education'. When not working as guides they would work in the factory offices. Shorthand and typing were also necessary qualifications. In 1958 Huntley & Palmers commissioned a promotional film 'A Name to Remember'. It features a tour of the factory narrated by trained guide Sheila Smith. Organised tours continued until the 1960s. Distinguished visitors to the factory included Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in 1955.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Biscuit Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Subject: costume <womens costume>, trade <food mfr>, working life
Content Type: uniform & coat
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.111.26.1
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_111_26_1~1_551-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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