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Title
 
Employment Scheme Items
Description
 
Items given to and produced by Frances Stewart of Purley in the late 1980s. Frances was given the identity card when she joined a Community Programme project in 1987. The government funded CP projects were intended to provide work and training for long term unemployed people. Unlike today's Employment Training Schemes, they paid workers the local rate for the job. Frances joined a project organised by the Croydon Design Initiative and the Croydon Tourism Project. As part of her job she illustrated and wrote parts of the Coulsdon, Kenley and South Norwood Architectural Trails. Producing the trails gave Frances the confidence to join the Enterprise Allowance Scheme the following year. The folder contained information about the scheme which allowed participants �40 a week for a year while they set up their own businesses. Frances became an author and spent the year writing her very successful book "Around Haunted Croydon".
Object Name
 
identity card; ephemera
Date
 
1985-89
Material
 
paper; plastic; cardboard
Measurements
 
whole: 27 x 35 x 2 mm; whole: 212 x 147 x 10 mm; whole: 215 x 150 x 7 mm
Associated Object Number
 
M/2004/120
Theme
 
Work & Play | Work
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 6 | Kiosk 4
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service