ROSALIND JORDAN, from St Kitts, arrived in Nottingham at the age of nine in 1961. She initially found employment at Boots and then went onto Raleigh in 1972. She remembers the solidarity amongst Black women from different parts of the Caribbean who worked on the assembly line at Sturmey-Archer as they assembled the gears for racing bikes.
“I received on the job training from a woman called Mrs Brown she taught me how to put the gears together and how to save some work for the next day so that I didn’t have to rush. She would teach me little tricks like marking our tins so people wouldn’t come and take them. She just made life so much easier. She also used to wait for me by the clock in the morning and as soon as she saw me she would clock me in.”Rosalind Jordan