Aireborough Historical Society

Pickles, Mrs

Mrs Pickles
Date 1940s
Location Yeadon
Photo ID

This photo was donated by Mrs Pickles who gave us a vivid account of her working life during W11 ;

   "During the war I was a weaver at Eddie Denison's mill on Kirk Lane, Yeadon.

I worked from 7am in the morning until 7pm at night with half an hour for breakfast and an hour for dinner.

I didn't see much daylight as all the windows were painted black.

     Most of the time I was weaving khaki cloth for Army shirts and greatcoats. this is the only photo I have of me as a mill girl, taken outside our house on Swain Hill Street".


Undated: Mrs E Pickles, Guiseley

Mrs Pickles at an RSPCA stall which was located behind the Station Hotel.

Donated by Alan Pickles


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