|Friday night parading as a teenager in the 1940s|
Recalls attitude to taking a job and interview with Mr. Street. Initial offer of wages was only 25 shillings a week but began at 30 shillings to cover board of 25 shillings.
Discusses apprenticeship wages.
Recalls building boom during war. Talks about building business in Hamilton. Engaged in essential building work. Recalls that there was no private building and buildings left uncompleted during war, for eg. Te Kuiti Post Office. Talks about scarcity of building supplies and black-market.