Old Bill

“And there was a fellow they employed he lived in a … didn’t live … he was in a cabin about as big as the door there to watch to see people didn’t stay too long (laughter) an old chap called Bill.

Q: Just employed to see how long you spent in the toilets?

A: Yes. Yes he was employed … he could see all down one side and the bottom, could Bill, and you’d to pass his window, you’d to pass his window where he was sat looking that way before you went in, before you could get in there you’d to see Bill.”

Source A dyer recalls regulations at Lister’s dyehouse in the early twenties
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