Local Government

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 […]

Continue Reading

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. Carpenter and joiner I was brought up in London and started work as an apprentice carpenter and joiner in 1960. I did a pre-apprenticeship […]

Continue Reading

Local government – a life in public service (1939-1983)

Jack describes his life as an accountant in the public sector from a junior in the Norwich City Treasurer’s Office before the war to Chief Executive of Yorkshire Water. School Days My education began at Mile Cross School in 1920. I sat the eleven plus examination when I was just ten and won a scholarship […]

Continue Reading