Mary Laura Triggle (1888-1985): Biographical Entry – Writing Lives

Mary Laura Triggle (1888-1985): Biographical Entry

1:719 TRIGGLE, Mary Laura, Series of autobiographical letters, MS, pp.25 (c.4,000 words). BruneI University Library.

 Born 1888 at Heanor, Derbys. Father: coal miner. Mother: cleaner and general caretaker at chapel. One of 6 children. Educated at National Church School (1891-1900); Sunday School. Taught domestic duties by mother (aged 13). Married, 1911, with 2 children. Lived in Heanor, Derbys. Letters written from Longnor, Shropshire.

 Stocking-mender (1901-11).

 Choir member; one of the first members of the Hosiery Workers’ Union.

 A short collection of reminiscences, though with good detail on ancestry and family history and of her time as a stocking-mender in the opening years of the 20th century. Written between 1974 and 1977.

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