Archive centreWhitehaven
TitleArthur Kane, oral history interview
DescriptionProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
Interview covers attending grammar school and further education; working at the Iron and Steel works, Border Engineering and Courtaulds; family life; being Treasurer of Workington Reds Supporters Club; socialising at the Calder Club; perceptions of Sellafield being unsafe; waiting for a council house; becoming involved in union; dealing with a stammer and being bullied at school; comparing procedures now with earlier days; plutonium finishing storage; running Arrowthwaite football club and involvement with Calder Club; fund raising; Alfie Chambers; becoming Chargehand and dealing with responsibility; conflict with new manager; new initiatives on site; Windscale 1957 fire; Sellafield Visitors' Centre; closure of the Calder Club; celebrating the new Millennium; smoking; suggestion scheme; Voluntary Severance Terms.
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ContextBorn at Whitehaven, worked at Steel Works and other local firms before joining Sellafield. Became foreman and later manufacturing support officer. Was involved with Workington Reds and on Calder Club Committee.
Catalogue levelFile
Subject termsOral history



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