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Pendlebury sales girls 1959 c.
Pendlebury sales girls 1959 c.
Photo: Peter Walsh
Views: 567
Item #: 35055
Taken in the courtyard back entrance on Crompton Street.
Alwyn bottom left, can't remember the other girls names but remembers Bob, he was a dispatcher.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th April 2024 at 17:29

I remember those days when the assistants always looked smart in black.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 11th April 2024 at 07:25

Don't they look a nice bunch of girls, happy in their work....and Bob looking on them with his fatherly smile.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 11th April 2024 at 08:18

Lovely photo, and Alwyn and the other girls look so naturally pretty.....no false nails, false eyelashes or tattoos for them! I wish there were some photos of the inside of the store back then. When I worked there in 1973-1976, (Debenhams), the staff entrance was still on Crompton Street and we had to "clock in". During the three years I worked there, they removed the old clock system, (perhaps it had broken down), and we had to then sign in, but I'm glad I experienced the old system.

Comment by: Veronica on 11th April 2024 at 11:21

It was a ‘feather in your cap’ working at Debenhams in those days. It was one of my aspirations when I left school ….I ended up in Aspinall’s Decorators
instead! ( not for long though!)

Comment by: Elizabeth on 11th April 2024 at 17:43

I worked there for my Saturday job when I was at school,until I left school to work full-time.I can remember clocking- on,and earning the princely sum of £1 for all day,9am to 6pm( with 3d deducted for contributions !)

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