Sewing is her job - embroidery her hobby. - 1948
Nineteen years old Edith Peacock, of the rubber factory closing room, is another Bata girl whose conscientious workmanship and regular attendance have singled her out for attention. After leaving school Edith worked on a milk round in Tilbury for three years, before joining British Bata in January 1947. After a short time in Dept 324, she came to Foreman W Cogger’s department and for six months was stitching backs, but for some time now has been a sock stitcher. Edith likes her work at the factory and soon her younger sister Evelyn was infected by her enthusiasm and decided that she also decided that she also would like to work here. She applied for a job and has been in the stockroom ever since then.
Although rather a shy and quiet girl, Edith told Bata Record she was not yet engaged and not courting. She preferred to go to the pictures - her favourite films are either love scenes or bloodthirsty murder plots - or to stay at home to do needlework. She is quite a hand at embroidery, and does not mind spending her leisure hours stitching away.
Of her work, both Foreman Bill Cogger (at present in Dept 432) and Foreman Ron Ferdinand paid tribute to her quiet efficiency and to her sense of responsibility. “She takes great pride in keeping her machine spick and span and always turns out good, clean work. She is an excellent member of the team here and thoroughly understands our system, so that her plan and wages sheets are a pleasure to read.
“Her punctual and regular attendance stand out as a fine example to other workers.”