Jan Patyra

Born: 14th April 1921

Kraznystaw, Poland

Date of interview: 30th July 2006

Map showing where Jan Patyra came from

That's when you first started work there?

Yes. And that was ordinary. If you were lucky you earned a little bonus but sometimes I didn't earn any bonus, you know the. And I used to have a letter from Poland that said 'Jonny, we haven't got such a medicine, could you send us,' so I did, I'd go short but luckily I was in a band, so at the weekends very often we used to play so there wasn't much, I used to get perhaps two pounds fifty or three pounds for my band, for dance.