Working at Henderson Furniture

Kathleen’s Father was a cattleman and her first job was hashing the neeps at five o’clock in the morning. She was 14 1/2 yrs old and it was 1944. She lived in the country in a place called Coalburn. She soon decided that she didn’t want to hash neeps anymore and got a job working at the bookshop at the railway station.

When she came to Elgin she worked at Henderson Furniture. She had to dust the furniture and use a Ewbank on the carpets. There was no vacuum cleaner to use.

Each day Kathleen had to leave home early to walk to school and she got home at about five o’clock. There were no school meals just a cup of cocoa.

Memory contributed by Kathleen, Lossiemouth