I began working at The Standard Triumph at the age of fourteen years. I was originally expected to go into service when I left school, but during the war, each evening we had a family who escaped the bombing by coming to stay with us. It was this family that encouraged me to aim for something better and I applied to work in the offices.
I began working after my initial training just doing basic filing, I then went on to train and work as a Comptometer. I spent a good many years working in the same department, cycling each day from my family home in Balsall Common to Tile Hill Station where the Blacksmith would look after my bike while I finished my journey to work on the train.
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