Glove Stories: Mabel
North Devon Moving Image spoke to Mabel Fowler who went to work straight from school as a glove maker in Bideford.
Mabel talks about working at W E gloves and how the firm moved from making leather to fabric gloves after the factory burned down, the effect of war time and how they took their machines home during the 3 day week.
This short film is part of North Devon Moving Image's Glove Stories project - recording stories of the glove making industry in north Devon.
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Old photos of the W E Gloves building destroyed by fire courtesy of Peter Christie - one taken from his book Secret Bideford.