Glove Stories: Jean
North Devon Moving Image visited Jean Lyle who worked at Sudbury's Glove factory in Bideford for 55 years.
In Jean's first film she talks about leaving her first job in service to work at Sudbury's, the noise of the glove making workroom and the parties they used to have at work dancing to Rock Around the Clock and See You Later Alligator.
In clip two Jean talks to us about making gloves for the ginormous King of Tonga, Musketeer gloves and the difficulty in spelling perforated.
In the third clip Jean shows us some photographs of workers at Sudbury's in Bideford in the 1940s and celebrating the Queen's Jubilee in 1977 and tells us what a ten shilling note meant to her.
These short films are part of North Devon Moving Image's Glove Stories project - recording stories of the glove making industry in north Devon.
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