2:43pm Tuesday 13th March 2012
UNLIKE Thelma Ash (Letters, February 25), I was not exactly grief-stricken on the day the King died, more like intensely disappointed.
On that day I was working on the 2pm to 10pm shift at Pirellis General, Western Esplanade. A fellow worker and I hated this shift, maybe because we were 19 years old and the boats were in.
After exchanging news and views at the factory gates, we came to the conclusion that as a mark of respect on the death of a monarch, the least Pirellis could do was to close this shift.
A two-minute silence by our machines lifted our spirits but as late afternoon turned into the early evening, realisation finally dawned on us that Pirellis was not going to open its doors.
MARION AINSWORTH-HILL, Southampton.
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