Local History Project – Factories of Castlebar

Interview Questions

  1. What is your name?
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  3. Which factory did you work in?
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  5. How long did you work there? Did you like it?
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  7. What years were you there?
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  9. What age were you when you started?
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  11. What was it like to work there?
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  13. How many worked there, how many men and how many women?
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  15. What type of machinery was used?
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  17. How much did you get paid?
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  19. What was the price of a loaf then?
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  21. What was made at the factory?
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  23. Where did you sell to? What countries?
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  25. Was the quality good?
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  27. Did you sell a lot?
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    Local History Project – part 2.

  29. How did you get on with the other staff?
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  31. How did you get on with the Manager?
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  33. What was his name?
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  35. Did you have to wear a uniform?
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  37. How did you get to work?
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  39. What were the opening and closing times?
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  41. How many hours did you work in the week?
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  43. How did you spend your money? Where?
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  45. What were your hobbies?
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  47. Were you there when it closed?
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  49. How did you feel about that?
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  51. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

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Thank you very much for the interview.