Oral History: Lily Thomson

Banjo Estate | Photo: Valence House Museum

I left school, I knew I was going into the jute mills. I never saw in the mills, I heard them, I smelt them, and when I left school my friend said, ‘We’ll be weavers.’ So, we got jobs as weavers, apprentice weavers, and that’s the life I do all my life, weaving ‘til the jute mills closed.

Lily Thomson

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