Eddie Adams
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Eddie Adams started work in 1951 aged 15 as a sheet metal worker at Vulcan Sheet Metal Works in Latimer Road in west London. He notes the high concentration of small industrial factories. He moved to Heinz factory in Harlesden, Great Western Railway at Paddington and in a local bookshop but continued to change jobs during these years of stable employment. He also began to acquire electrical wiring skills. He became an electrician and began working all over London including the Ministry of Works and the Royal Chelsea Hospital in 1960. He worked at Fords in Dagenham, doing electrical contract work and, in 1974 took a 'career break' to bring up his daughter. He later worked at North Kensington Law Centre (the first in the UK).

Eddie became an ETU shop steward and then convenor in the 1960s.

In his clip he describes the decline in industry and the closing down of factories in West London.

Click on the pdf icon to read the entire transcript or click on the mp3 icon to hear a clip of the interview.

Title Adams, Eddie
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Production Date 2011
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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