Jim Simms

Interview by Mark Metcalf


A brief overview of my TU background


My grandfather was a founder member of the ILP. My mother assisted red Helen Wilkinson MP on the hunger marched in the 1930s. My dad was a Trade Union delegate for the Blastfurnace Union. I started work as a metal worker in the shipyards on the Tees in the mid 1960s.

Fares Please!

An Oral History of London Bus Workers

By Digital Works


This project is an oral history of the workers on the iconic London Bus, exploring the lives of drivers, conductors, cleaners, mechanics and designers.