Typical working day 1958

19 years old I had worked at UKAEA for 2 years as a S.A. with lots of responsibility, I also delivered milk 7 days a week for Belchers dairies Dorchester. My working day started at 5.30 in the morning (later at weekends), home for breakfast 7 am, catch bus at 8 am for 9 am start, finish 5 pm and home by 6pm; then started digging sand and mixing concrete by hand and casting paving slabs. Possibly a 16 hour day 5 days a week, then only 8 hours at weekend no real holiday for 10 years until I was 29 years old. I always felt so tired, digging sand and mixing by hand was extremely tiring I was knackered; things had to change and they did.