Gateway Object: Photo of Dolly Dunsby

60s grainy photo of Dolly Dunsby with gifts behind her in the Shroud Room


Dolly Dunsby began working at Newman Brothers at the age of 14 in 1915. She had the choice of working at a biscuit factory or Newman Brothers and chose the latter because it paid more.

Dolly managed the Warehouse and eventually ‘the works’, giving out the day’s jobs to the polishers. However, Dolly had to fight to get her job as Warehouse manager as although Dolly had worked for Newman Brothers for 30 years, she wasn’t offered the job when the it became available. She felt so strongly that she could do the job that ‘she fought her corner’ with Horace Newman and the job became hers. A role she continued in for another 30 years, retiring in 1975 at the age of 75.

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