1999/57 David Berry, interviewed in his home in Edinburgh by Heather Holmes, on 15 April 1999
000 Started in Nelsons in 1943, went to become a lithographer. Told by unions after sat exams that there was not an opening so started in folding department as a labourer.
069 Exams at Edinburgh University. Training at Art College.
118 Was apprentice grocer before Nelsons.
130 First day at Nelsons, description of folding department at Nelsons.
176 Guillotines, accident with man called Willie who had his fingers chopped off.
204 Twenty odd people in the department and three labourers.
218 Good place to work.
239 Jokes in the department and nicknames.
259 Family working at Nelsons. Work as grocer
287 No training
299 Dress code in Nelsons, overalls.
320 Working hours at Nelsons
331 Welfare. Skiving at Nelsons, playing cards.
355 Would work hard
372 Relationship with gaffers.
383 Parkside bowling green and bowling league.
417 Work dances
435 How war affected work at Nelsons
459 Surgical books
477 Women dilutees
486 Community spirit
516 Unions at Nelsons
540 People at Nelsons lived locally
552 Description of Parkside building
585 Relationship with other departments
592 Not many breakdowns
608 Paper came into factory on rolls, big paper store
652 Surprised when Nelsons closed down
719 Nelson hall
735 Nelsons playing fields, fetes
769 Old Nelson house in grounds of Pollock Halls
779 Royal visit, Willie allowed to put hands in pockets
817 Did not get job in lithography department. Went back into grocery trade and then the navy as a wireless operator