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"Taylor-Woods Works Council Annual Outing"

Length: 15.9cm
Width: 21.1cm
Group photograph taken in the grounds of the Manor House Hotel, Killadeas. The elected members of the Council are all dressed up and ready to go! Within each department in Taylor-Woods, a member was elected for the ‘Works Council’ to represent their fellow colleagues. Members of the Works Council represented their respective areas of work. They addressed staff issues and grievances felt by other employees. An election was held annually to vote for representatives on the Works Council. Works Council members met on a regular basis to discuss problems and issues within the Hosiery and Lingerie factories. In return, members enjoyed the social element of the Council with trips being organised annually. Although not everyone is identified in this photograph, those named include: Back Row (Left to Right): Quintin Lawson (Managing Director of Taylor-Woods), Jack Hoey (Maintenance), Noble Sheridan (knitting room department), George Elliott (Knitting Room), Denzil Pyper (Dye House), Richey Elliott, Leslie McBride (examiner), Jimmy Gillespie ? (or Jim Leslie?) (knitting room), John Bilson (Knitting Room, Hosiery Plant). Second Row (Left to Right): Crozier Phair (Knitting Room), Billy Humes (Knitting 'fixer'), Margaret Gibson (married name McCauley - Seamer), Dorothy Delmore (Seamer, Grey Room department), Margaret Hall (married name Hetherington), ? Third Row (Left to Right): Victor Elliott (fixer, Knitting Room), John Pyrce (Personnel Department), Dougie Andrews (Engineer), Pearl Beattie, Davie Kane (Fixer, Knitting Room), Caroline Shaw, Dorinda Hetherington, Violet Storey. Front Row (Left to Right): Maisie Johnston, Emma Clingan, Peggy Scott, Betty Brown, Julia Treacy
Kindly donated by Mr. John Bilson, Bellanaleck
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