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Auntie Gladys is in the middle in the blue. I would say this is taken in the mid-60 to late 60s. I'm thinking they're all sitting there well they could be doing the Tiller Girls or something because they've all got their legs crossed. What a lovely pose. You can tell they're proper ladies but they all look like they're kicking their legs up really.
It'd be in Cradley Heath because she worked most of her life at Billingham’s. I know she used to work on a machinist, so I think it was some metalwork. I imagine the work is quite boring but what I like about is photo is that they still smile.
Janine Willet from Oakham, Oldbury, speaking about her Aunite Gladys. Read the full story here.