Ivy Gunter was born in St Briavels in 1922. Here she describes how, as a fifteen year old she went into domestic service with a QC and his family and travelled with them between their homes across the Welsh border and in Wimbledon.
Pat Harper’s first job was in domestic service at Cheltenham College. She worked in the dining room and describes her work there and an accident with the plates she collected. She lived in a house attached to the College and had one day off per week when she travelled home to see her family.