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Re: Bill Quay looking East
when i left bill quay school age 15,on a friday,started work for the coal board the following monday (messenger boy), wage £8.00, per week,i was told that the men working there were getting £12.00, per week, and the trimmers had the best wages,their wages unknown to me, i was only there one year,my father said you must have a trade,and introduced me to works manager at the truck depot dunn street off skinnerburn road newcastle,his name was george gwilliam, i think he had a brother, a vicar at st, mary,s church heworth,anyway,the wage for 44 hours,sat morn inc,£2.50, bit of a come down from £8.00, but it paid off eventually, i ended up with a trade.
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- Bill Quay looking East - peter cook May 22, 2019, 4:05 pm
- Re: Bill Quay looking East - Norman Dunn May 22, 2019, 6:41 pm
- Re: Bill Quay looking East - Barrie Mortimer May 22, 2019, 6:55 pm
- Re: Bill Quay looking East - steve in Australia May 22, 2019, 6:58 pm
- Re: Bill Quay looking East - Mac Cummings May 22, 2019, 7:20 pm
- Re: Bill Quay looking East - alan la ruste May 22, 2019, 7:40 pm
- I agree Mac. see photo - Norman Dunn May 23, 2019, 9:30 am
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