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VSE019 Pauline Moss, Whitakers (Giles)sewing workshop, Cardiff

Pauline left school at 15 (1956) and started at the workshop. It was in a house. Had to lay fire first then became machinist. Working with Harris Tweed- important people used to come there. She was teased. Catching the train home to Senghennydd. Sent out for roll of material – got lost. On assembly there though few workers. Left (1959) when married and had her daughter. Dyed hair very blonde, like Diana Dors. Needle in finger. Playing hula hoops in back yard. Radio and trips out. Afterwards she helped out in a school. In the workshop they made high class jackets and blazers. About 8-9 women (+ men) working there.