Videos tagged with work

National Service and Life in post-war Hackney

National Service and Life in post-war Hackney

Alex Mitchell speaks in a very positive light about his time doing National Service. He was fortunate to have job where he did not have to train or due guard duty but look after the officers, a 'Back Man' as it used to be called. It was a great atmosphere and he even formed a Skiffle band with some of the other men. Alex also talks about how he met his wife and how she waited for him after until after he finished his National Service when they consequently got married. Alex has always lived in Hackney, East London. He recalls what the area was like in the 60s and 70s and how he used to see the Quay Brothers out and about the place...

Somalian Civil War: Family Home Looted and Destroyed - Part 3

Somalian Civil War: Family Home Looted and Destroyed - Part 3

The Somalian Civil War in 1991 caused chaos and destruction to the lives of millions of Somalians and their families. In Part 3, Muhammed remembers returning home with his family only to find their house had been looted and destroyed by someone from another tribe. Damage was done to the entire property, and most significantly for Muhammad, to his fathers library where his father had a great collection of books and priceless family memories. Watch Part 1: Fleeing Home - http://www.storyvault.com/video/view/somalian_civil_war_forced_to_flee_home_part_11 Watch Part 2: Tribal Conflict - http://www.storyvault.com/video/view/somalian_civil_war_tribal_conflict_part_2

Being a Demolition Man

Being a Demolition Man

Ken talks about what it was like to work on an old Demolition site, including how they used to take down buildings, the recycling involved and one little tale involving a loose nail and a foot.

Life in the aftermath of WW2 for a working-class girl in South London

Life in the aftermath of WW2 for a working-class girl in South London

In the second part of her interview Violet speaks of the days after WW2. When her grandfather died her parents her self and her sister took over his flat and that is where she stayed until she was married. Violet describes the conditions of the flat, which seemed quite luxurious compared to other families of her background. They had an in-door bathroom and a roll-top bath in the kitchen. She speaks of her school days and the many different jobs she worked in after leaving school at 15... she worked in everything from being a machinist to a sausage linker! In those days working-class women never had the opportunity to go to university, factory and office work was what they all did until they were married...