Family history note
Extract from The Cooper Diaries… (My Mum and Dad had returned home the previous day after a visit to Janet and me, so the “note”, mentioned below, was either a copy of jottings I made during a conversation with them, or my memories soon afterwards of such a conversation):
Note, the file information of which states that the last modification was “8:28:44 12/12/95”:Mum’s family not well off. Grandad Paine worked for a firm of tailors, or worked for a tailor, then set up in business on his own; had a loyal clientèle. Then the war came when one had to be in “gainful employment”, and after the war some of the older clients had died off and the new soft suits came into fashion as opposed to the “costumes” Grandad used to make, so Grandad got a job as night watchman for the Tower company.
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