British civilian worked in East Cumberland National Shell Factory in Carlisle, 1914-1919
REEL 1 Aspects of family and educational background. Aspects of early employment. Recollections of work at East Cumberland National Shell Factory, c1914-1918: duties; working on lathes; reaction to outbreak of war; brother's wounding on Western Front; obtaining job in drill hall at Shell Factory; attitude towards working night shift; men working at factory; dangers of work; description of drill hall; role of supervisors; discipline; working hours and pay; attitude towards pay.
REEL 2 Continues: working conditions; canteen facilities; food rations; working conditions; types of work; leisure activities; social life; attitude towards work at Shell Factory; husband's service in Royal Flying Corps; Armistice celebrations; attitude towards leaving job; difficulties finding work post-war.