Mapping Memory by National Museums Liverpool

Mapping Memory National Museums Liverpool

Mann Island

William 'Billy' Smith

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Transcript for William 'Billy' Smith

There was no such this as a pen, like today, it was word of mouth. You'd be in the pub having a pint and someone would say "You want to get down tomorrow morning, such and such a ship's coming in". You’d get down there and you’d think you’d be the only fella but there’d be about 200 waiting. While the blue eyes would be picked you’d be left again to go on the dole.