1939 occupation query

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  1. Ma-dotcom

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    This is a young woman in E. Ham b. 1 Dec. 1891. she is a saleswoman.. ' Dea... ?' etc.
    Can anyone please make out what it is? Also the PWC & number?

    Sales woman  1939 E. Ham.PNG

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    Sorry Wendy, all I can see is "Deal/Deaf oeuf" ... could it be the name of a shop?
    As for the PWC number ...

    Jane o_O
     
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    I wonder if she had something to do with deaf/hearing aids.
    PWC ? Women’s Corps number?
     
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    Mr Google tells me it’s Post War Credit repayment claim added to the 1939 after the war. Fingers crossed :nailbiting:
     
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    Without sighting the actual entry I'm wondering if the Deaf is a comment on her health/hearing, also wondering if the backslash in the number would be likely to rule out it as being some sort of Corps number?

    Just a couple of thoughts, could be well off the mark. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    I’m sure someone else could explain it better than I so I won’t even try. It has something to do with taxation.
    Basically, I think, extra tax was paid during the war to be repaid to the employee after the war by way of savings accounts.....:nailbiting::reading:
     
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    And after the age of 65
     
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    Well FMP has transcribed it as drapery

    I can now see the 4th letter as p, the writer does seem to detatch the o from the l
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    but would not have thought the second letter was an 'r', especially as the 'r' before the 'y' is so different
     
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    I read this snip as 'Unpaid'.

    The first snip I also read as 'Drapery'. :)
     
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    Where did that snip come from. I can only read what’s on here and drapery looks good.
     
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    My snip is from her mother's occupation, the line above Wendy's snip - I looked at the original on FMP;)
     
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    It is and I used it as an example of the 'p' being a detatched o and a l - should have explained better:rolleyes:
     
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    I think it could be Drapery. If it is the writer uses a very strange ‘r’.
     
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    Oooh yes - now I see DRAPERY.
    Well done MM.

    (It's one of those "r"s that are like a "c" starting with a short horizontal.) If you see what I mean o_O )
     
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    Definitely Unpaid, I did not see Drapery until it was pointed out xx
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Right you lot, spot on target again, I didn't see any of that, my mind too full of too many persons at one time.
    Thank you all for the light in the dark. I'll come again. ;)
    {-(^^)-}
     
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