close this bookTeenage years in the Frankton railway settlement around 1950
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Relates how she applied for and got her first job at the Herd Improvement as a receptionist after over hearing a conversation on a bus. Describes how parents reacted to this news.

Remembers going skating when it was first in Hamilton.

Remembers incidents about the appropriateness of dress and make-up at work and at home: Mentions words such as: sun frock, slacks, peasant dress and top, pedal pushers, shorts.

Remembers that they were encouraged to participate in social activities at work. Recalls artificial breeding programme at the Herd Improvement.