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Gloria Guy: Reminiscence

My very first employment was in 1952 with Jo Lyons at Elms House and have a loose connection with Coventry Street Corner House. Sadly, I wasnít a Nippy but once Lyons had trained me to use a calculator in their own training school, my job consisted of adding up all the bills from Coventry Street Corner House - all day long! I found it fascinating and got quite cross with Lyons when they decided to promote me after 16 months to a job which I didnít like and with people that I didnít get on with!

After several moves - Bakery Sales office using comptometers, then LEO doing data entry in 1954 I had no idea I was working on a piece of history. During this time I was studying shorthand and typing at night school and eventually worked in their Works & Engineering department at Spike House before leaving for a secretarial career, which stood me in very good stead for the rest of my working life.

My mother also worked at Cadby Hall and my grandfather worked at Henry Telfer (the meat pie company owned by Lyons).

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Gloria Guy: Reminiscence

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