Weston's Biscuits



Margaret Cooper

Colindale, North London, England

Thank you to Margaret Cooper for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Margaret wrote:


"When I was sixteen, back in 1951, I worked for a while in Weston's Biscuit Factory along Slateford Road.  My best memories are of:

when Workers Playtime came over the tannoy.  We would all sing along and perhaps have a wee boogie till we got told off.

-  the lovely Friday Payday.  We'd queue up at a window and get our little envelopes, all handwritten up - any mistakes corrected there and then.  Then, we went along to the Staff counter where we could buy bag of loose biscuits for a shilling and, of course, a bag of lovely chocolate mallow tea cakes, maybe a bit bashed but lovely anyway.

last but not least, all the little romances that flourished behind the stacked biscuit tins."

Margaret Cooper, Colindale, North London, England:
Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook, February 29, 2012


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