When did Annice start working for John Smedley?
The year would have been 1932. After leaving school at fourteen, a friend of the family took Annice to the factory to help her get a job. She was taken on as a ‘Day Girl’ running errands for the other employees. She remembers someone asking her to fetch them a glass hammer! She then went on to work in the ‘Welting Corner’ before moving to become a ‘Cup Seamer’ where she would work on the underwear and outer garments.