Ruby’s work for a shoe manufacturer in Glasgow

Ruby was brought up in the East End of Glasgow in a nice house. It had an entrance and two rooms. One room was the kitchen and there was a box bed in the wall with a curtain. Her parents slept in there. She learnt to type and had shorthand lesson to help here find a job. She got an office job in 1940 when she was 14, where she was able to use her newly learnt skills.

Memory contributed by Ruby, Aberlour

Additional Information

Glasgow tenement recess beds information from the Glasgow Story website.
National Trust have a tenement house to visit in Glasgow


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