Conversation with David Bennett

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Arthur McIvor in conversation with David Bennett, 18 September 1988.
- sound recording (1h 0m 13s) and transcript

Administrative / Biographical History

Bennett was born on 15 March 1894. From sometime in the autum of 1911 until the outbreak of WW1, he worked at the Singer sowing machine plant in Clydebank. In 1988 he was interviewed about working conditions and labour unrest at the plant, becoming a key witness for Scottish labour history.

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Bennett was born on 15 March 1894. From sometime in the autum of 1911 until the outbreak of WW1, he worked at the Singer sowing machine plant in Clydebank. In 1988 he was interviewed about working conditions and labour unrest at the plant, becoming a key witness for Scottish labour history.

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Clydebank Library Heritage Centre holds a copy of the compact cassette as well as a transcript

Archivist's Note

Created by Anna-K Mayer, 26 January 2017

No paperwork / copyright transfer or other consent form missing. On the other hand, a transcript has long been published in print./akm January 2017

Bibliography

In 1990 an edited transcript of the interview appeared as ‘Working at Singer, Clydebank, 1911‐1914: testimony of David Burnett’, in 'Scottish Labour History Society Journal' 25: 76‐85

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