Listen to Gladys and Eva on Radio 4’s Midweek

This morning, sugar girls Gladys Hudgell and Eva Rodwell were star guests on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek, hosted by Libby Purves.

Glad and Eva livened up the Wednesday morning discussion show with tales of their experiences at the Tate & Lyle sugar factories in the East End in the 1940s and 1950s – in particular, the pranks they used to get up to.

Gladys recounted the time she got her own back on a strict forelady by taking a nest of mice into her office and scaring her witless, while Eva talked about the fights that used to go on amongst the workforce of rowdy 15 and 16-year-olds.

If you missed it, you can listen to the interview here:

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