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Remembering the Avon

'Remembering the Avon’ records the reminiscences of some of the men and women who worked at the Avon Rubber Factory. It’s a mixture of interviews and conversations between family members. In one example, three generations of men from the same family discuss the influence of the factory on Bradford on Avon and the subsequent impact of the factory’s closure. Others describe how the development of technology affected the lives of the workers. Some explain how handling noxious chemicals involved in the rubber process damaged their health. Their working lives were sometimes repetitive, sometimes dangerous, and often incongruously humorous, and their memories of those days are detailed, painfully honest and at times playful and funny.

Remembering the Avon is available to watch on vimeo.