Preliminary Interview With Jack Daley
Lived in Bandon St. Stayed with Grandmother (Leggot) in Nawton a lot
Went to Frankton Primary, family left for Ellerslie and he started on the railways at 15, worked there until retirement.
At first, cleaned toilets, platforms, luggage, waiting rooms, and loaded mail-bags
then moved on to clipping tickets
During war there were `girl' porters. Sometimes they were designated to work in Auckland and would catch the 190 to Auckland. At this time they were paid 12s and 6p a week
Remembers the Roxy theatre, the dance hall, and the nurses home!
There were special recreation trains from Auckland - picnic outings on Sunday
Stayed at single mens huts at Waharoa and Huntly
Biked all over the Waikato - Huntly, Te Awamutu, Morrinsville
Other activities - cooking out, shooting parties
Mentioned Marae in Greenwood St
Saturday afternoon pictures - for 9p, food and the picture
Marriots and Self-Help in Frankton
Remembers celebrating V.E. day. Linking arms, lots of hugging and kissing. Talked about how, though there was lots of `girl chasing' and they had great fun, it was very innocent and chaste.