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Mrs Carmel Amalfi, interviewed in 1986, describes her husband Angelo's work as a child on his father's farm in Liverpool in the 1930s
Mrs Carmel Amalfi, interviewed in 1986 for the 'Looking Back at Liverpool' oral history project, describes her husband Angelo's work as a child on his father's farm in Liverpool in the 1930s.
CARMEL: He was on the farm helping his dad, the same with the rest of the family. Helping, working on the land and those days there, by the time he grew, he was about ten years of age, his father had a big family. They had a horse and plough, and he was behind the horse and plough when he was about eleven. And he used to help his dad and when it came to selling the vegetables. His dad used to send him to the city, after the vegetables, send it by carrier, and then he'd stay in the city overnight with an old friend of theirs, and the next morning he'd go to the markets and sell it, and then come home, come home by train. He was only about eleven. They'd get a stall or a stand at the markets and he'd help and sell the vegetables. And then he'd come home, he'd come home the next day, either with the carrier or come home by train. And as the rest of the family grew up of course they did their share too.