57 Murray Street

Murray Street

Verity Cripps - Doing the Accounts

I started in the Accounts Section which was a long sort of, seemed to me, grimy wooden building at the back of 57 Murray Street. There were a lot of us, we did accounts for people who were in country hospitals. The accounts were for, say, four pounds or three pounds and I often wondered if the people could possibly afford to pay them because a lot of the country hospitals, the people attending them would’ve been quite poor. It used to worry me a bit that these people were presented with these accounts for what now is a very small amount but then I started work at thirty-three and sixpence a week [about one and a half pounds] and I was considered very well paid at that period.