Derek Birch

Derek Birch, born 6 February 1933 always lived locally.  The 43 minute interview deals principally with two subjects, namely, (1) Cartmel Cricket Club, which recently made a presentation to him for 60 years service in various capacities, and (2) his career as a painter and decorator.  The latter deals with how apprentices used to be treated, and early wage rates, changing fashions for wall paper, managing large projects for hotels, for one of which he won a prize from the British Decorators Association, and changing health and safety issues regarding working on ladders.