Small collection of material relating to Annie Speak including a press cutting and photograph relating to Needlers where she worked and a certified copy of her birth certificate used as proof for age as required by the Factory and Workshop Act of 1901. Also includes photograph portraits of Annie, her mother and her husband and a photograph of the silver plater presented to Annie by Needlers on her marraige.
Items relating to Annie Speak
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 50 U DX374
- Dates of Creation1916-1924
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description11 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Annie Speak was born in 1902 to Ellen and Charles with the family living at Beech Avenue, Convent Lane and then subsequently at Longden Street and Paisley Street. In 1916 Annie left school at the age of 14 (see U DX374/1) to work for Smith and Nephew producing sterile dressings for the war. It is believed that after the war she then secured a job at Needlers as a sweet girl in the packing department. Annie married Harry Butterfield in Novmeber 1924 six months after the death of her mother Ellen and as was the tradition at that time she was presented with a silver plated pedestal fruit dish.
Annie died in 1969.
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Deposited by Valerie Shrubb who was Annie's grand-daughter