Lynne’s work as an Office Junior for three newspapers

Lynne Taylor in 1960s. Photo supplied by Lynne. Copyright Lynne Taylor

Photos supplied by Lynne. © Lynne Taylor

Lynne started work as an office junior at the age of 15 in 1962. She was sent there by the Labour Exchange. Her tasks included sorting the post then taking it round the offices and printing works. The statement addresses were on a lithograph which was then punched onto new metal address plates. A Franking machine was used for outgoing post and newspapers. Newspapers were ordered for home and abroad. She also had to answer the phone and make tea. The newspapers were The Evening Dispatch, Sports Angus and Sunday Mercury.

The Evening Dispatch was amalgamated with the Birmingham Post and Mail and we all lost our jobs at that point.

Memory contributed by Lynne Taylor, Elgin

Additional Information
Archive section of the Birmingham City Council
Sports Argos Information page. This newspaper finally closed in 2006.
Cartoon Archive– look at newspaper cartoons form the past