Sadly, the days of Lancashire cotton were numbered and I had to find other work in the summers that followed. I biked to Harden’s Engineering, North’s Atomic Clothing, Redfern’s Rubber Works, Oldham Batteries, Daniel Adamson’s and a host of other industrial concerns but the message was always the same , “no vacancies for unskilled work…nothing part time….etc.” 1955 saw me cutting malt loaves and sorting hot white loaves and milk buns in the Bread Factory on the road from Denton to Brinnington. The following year I was clipping and weeding graves for six weeks in Denton cemetery. There I was a dab hand with the weedkiller and did untold damage through ignorance rather than malice. I started learning the art of gravedigging! But the money was poor compared with Ashton Brothers.
I would like to thank Roger once again for sharing his wonderful memories with us !
They are a pleasure to read. :)