Does anyone remember Edwards' Grocery in Granby Street and Ted Bramwell butchers across the street?
I was a grocery delivery boy for Edwards' in 1955/6. The boss was Mr Norman who used to tell me about being a machine gunner in the trenches in the 1st World War. He was a very nice man but he sacked me in the end because he said he wanted someone full time.
I got £1/2s per week plus tips of 10s on Saturday. I suppose it would be about £50 in today's money. I had to pay it into the house though which I resented because my father spent most of the family income on drink, cigarettes and horse betting.
Afterwards I did the same job for Ted Bramwell butcher but he never paid me the proper rate and I left when I was 16.