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Quorn Griswold Workers 1896

This item appeared in the newspaper in the second half of last century, but refers to Griswold workers in Quorn in 1896.

Griswold machines were circular knitting machines, operated by hand and used mainly for knitting socks and hose. They were usually used in homes or small factories/rooms.

This group of Griswold women worked in the top room of what is now 40 Station Road. For many years it was the Conservative Club and is now (2024) John Dory’s Fish and Chip Shop.

From left to right they are:
Top row: Lizzy Page, Alice Greasley, Eliza Daft, Ada Rennocks, Ellen Sheffield, Rose Lovett.

Middle row: Nellie Innes, Annie Cox, Jennie Taylor, Rose Shepperd, Lucy Smith, Rose Rennocks, Amy Thornton (forewoman)

Bottom row: Olive Flanders, Minnie Barwell, Addie Dalby, Fanny Noon. All of these girls were just 14 years old.

The newspaper said the photograph had been lent by Mrs Joe Gamble, 12 Meynell Road, Quorn. She was previously Olive Cross Flanders, who is bottom left.

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 Submitted on: 2024-05-05
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman with thanks to Jo Stringfellow
 Artefact ID: 2582
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=2582
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