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, Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:48 pm
At one time we used to use a café on the corner of Waverley Rd and Oldknow Rd. For those that don't know on Waverley Rd was biggest Labour Exchange (as they were called then) that served all the outlaying districts.
The café we used was opposite the entrance to the dole office. Dave (my uncle) and myself used to play spot the shopkeeper, now if we could spot local shopkeepers surely it wouldn't be very hard for an investigator to follow a couple of claimants home each day to check them out.
, Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:23 pm
I wouldn't doubt that at all, because as I remember it ( I signed on there for three weeks in 1965) the signing hall was upstairs. I can't remember exactly but I think I got the sum total of £3 for my trouble. I thought a £1 a week wasn't much so I didn't bother signing again.
Evening all,had an interesting day.Went to sell at a car boot this morning.The ad said 10 till 2 so got there about 9.30.It was packed and in full swing,had to get my car in this tiny gap.Run over someones picture,he was not very pleased,offerred to pay for it but he said no but looked at me as if I was a nutter LOL and was not very nice.It was foggy and I was froze after a bit but sold a fair bit so I was happy.Was home just after 12 and I was one of the last to leave so it was not on till 2.
morning all... i was shattered last night...pappered two walls and at last the bedroom is ready for the carpet fitting tomorrow..new bed to put up..bits and bobs to do and then i should be back in my room for a good nights sleep its not that good kipping on the settee..keep falling off