Work in a carpet factory by Katherine Reynolds

Katherine started her working life in Gray’s Factory, Ayr in 1940. It made carpets but had moved into the manufacture of blankets and rugs in air force blue for the war department. Katherine had to take wool and patterns to the carpet machine using a wheelbarrow. She also had to work in the canteen if anyone was ill. Her work pattern involved day and night shifts.

Memory contributed by Katherine Reynolds, Buckpool

Other Links
Scottish screen archive film information Scran image of the factory
RLS archive information on the factory (see bottom of the page)

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