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Record 13715

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Arrived 8.45 am, left 5.45. Left early with Mac's permission, though Bailey said he wouldn't risk it. Did 10 minutes work all through the day. One lorry arrived four times. This meant that I gave the driver four tickets and one day-work ticket, and stated on a form that three loads of firewood and one of bricks had been taken to Hardington St and Hyde Park respectively. The rest of the time I lounged or sat about and chatted with the others, and had the usual snacks and cups of tea. I am checking for one site only. At one time I read a paper, but felt it met with disfavour. Apparently the firm doesn't mind you wasting time, but doesn't like you filling in such time in your own interests. After 4.45 the lorry had gone for the last time and there was nothing more I could possibly do, yet if I had gone then I would have lost 11/4 hours' pay. By staying to nearly six I will be paid full time, although I did nothing.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jun 1941 and 30 Jun 1941
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
other location: demolition site
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: unknown
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: construction worker
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: newspaper
Genre: news
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 13715  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 768, Date July 1941, Title DEMOLITION IN LONDON, p. 131, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk ,

Citation: File Report 768, Date July 1941, Title DEMOLITION IN LONDON, p. 131, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=13715, accessed: 17 June 2024

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