Local Government

A Lifetime of Public Service

I have been asked to try to remember what has happened since I left school but intend to depart from that instruction in two ways. From 1942 to 1947 I was in the army but shall not deal with that period unless something in my peacetime career was strongly affected by military experience. Rather contradictorily […]

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A mardle about council work, mainly in North Norfolk (1962-2016)

Barry worked in local government in accounting and bookkeeping, primarily in North Norfolk. He was involved in Civil Defence and communications. I went to school at Chase Secondary Modern Boys School, Enfield. I left there with no qualifications, just a school certificate. My very first job was 1962-66. I started work at a place called […]

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Joinery, gardening and caring – my working life (1960-1995)

Raymond worked as a carpenter and joiner, and then a gardener, mainly for local authorities in London and Norfolk. He became a full-time carer for his father during his latter years. I was brought up in London and started work as an apprentice carpenter and joiner in 1960. I did a pre-apprenticeship course at school […]

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