‘Vacation work 1950s, Birdseye Pea factory’, (2012), oil on linen, 80 x 100 cm  2012

by john albert walker

During summer vacations from school and university in the mid to late 1950s, as a teenage student, I worked as a labourer at the Birdseye Pea factory in Ladysmith Road, Grimsby. (The factory dated from 1929 and produced frozen peas and fish fingers.) Mostly I and other students unloaded lorries but sometimes we did a 12-hour nightshift in the pitch black countryside. Each ...
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