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A Day in the Life of a Young Sheffield Steel Worker
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Travel: How I get to work

Travel: How I get to work

Well I used to come in on my pedal bike, obviously that wasn’t very nice and obviously it was in winter and I had to ride three or four miles just to get in. now im coming in my very nice very dainty car and park basically wherever you want as long as you’re out of the way and you’re not going to get smacked by a truck.

I left school at fifteen and I started here on this site, January the first 1956. This site then, held, eight thousand people, and when the day people came out who used to work half past seven to four it was like a football match turning out. This road here from, just here there used to be a pub at this corner, right down to the corner and right round the corner was a row of trams and a row of buses, and as I said, people used to charge out and go to respective buses.

When I asked how the workers get to work Mr. TB Hawksworth, steel manufacturer stated that ‘the work people live near or on the premises’ and Mr Alfred Ibbotson, steel manufacturer told me that ‘ file cutting work is generally done in the houses of the workers’.