Extracts from oral histories related to how employees first came to work for John Player & Sons and the working roles they took on.
Leni Cooper writes:"My maternal grandfather John Thomas Thraves started work at John Player & Sons in 1900. Initially he was employed as a cigarette machine operator but by the time he retired he was an electrician. I can remember that he was…
In an extract from an oral history interview, Irene Chadwick (née Christian) talks about how she came to work for John Player & Sons and what it was like beginning work in the 1930s.
An extract from an interview with Doreen Claxton. She shares her memoires of beginning work at John Player & Sons in the late 1960s and the work she did as Marketing Support Supervisor.
An extract from an oral history with Steve Wilson in which he describes his time as a trainee at John Player & Sons. Steve started out working in the Sales and Marketing department, helping with special promotions for the John Player Special and…
An extract from an oral history interview with Carol Wilson in which she describes how she first came to work for John Player & Sons and the roles she carried out at the company.