Jean’s first job as a caterer
Jean was born in her grandmother’s farmhouse in Elgin. Jean worked as a caterer in cooking and cleaning in Elgin. She worked in many hotels and restaurants like the Laichmoray, The Mansion House, and The Mansfield. Jean also worked as a butcher and a baker. She started working when she turned 16 in 1955. She chose this job because her Mum was a cook. Later in life Jean worked in knitting and needle work shops and then worked in Hays Lemonade where Tesco is now. At Hayes she put bottles in a machine ready to be filled with lemonade. When she had time off she got up to mischief. She went to the Elgin Cinema. In the summer the girls played tennis at Cooper Park. Jean’s mother worked in a big house in London away from home as a cook. Her mother’s sister was a maid. When her mother was away Jean looked after herself.
Elgin cinema history from Scottishcinema.org.uk