Mrs Harris is still using her skills as a shorthand typist
, producing a newsletter for Catwel Cardiff, a cat rescue charity which she helps run.
Sylvia was demobbed in October 1945 and posted back to London to become shorthand typist
for the army officer dealing with all the divorces spawned by the war.
"I recall one dancing partner, whose name sadly I don't remember, was a shorthand typist
aged 19 who lived not far from Chester-le-Street - it might have been South Pelaw.
Born Gladys Mary Baldwin in 1916, at Diss, Norfolk, she went on to work as a shorthand typist
at Lever Brothers soap factory at Port Sunlight, Cheshire, where Harold's father was an industrial chemist.
In 1958 he was sent to Christmas Island in the South Pacific as a shorthand typist
for an RAF air vice marshal.
Air hostess Lynn WHILE working as a shorthand typist
at Loughborough head Post Office Miss Lynn Warman decided she wanted to broaden her outlook and do something quite diffrent.
"Well nobody has a shorthand typist
these days, but where are all these unemployed people?
Transplanted kidneys are only expected to last up to 20 years but Sue, a former shorthand typist
, believes her mum's "good genes" have kept her going.
Miss Joyce Brocklebank, a shorthand typist
from Birkenhead, was at Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE from the Queen.
Mrs Fredman, a retired personal assistant and shorthand typist
, added that she is "very fond" of birds and animals, She is a member of the RSPB, RSPCA, Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and World Animal Protection.
By the 1960s the company was a successful Stocktonbased building contractor with its premises on Church Road - a place Maureen Quick, formerly Hollifield, nee Hoy, enjoyed working as a shorthand typist
She moved into the Wheeley's Road YWCA in August the following year and worked as a shorthand typist
A secretarial training course at Coventry Technical College landed Pat her first job as a shorthand typist
at Daimler, where she met her husband Bill.
Having sung in church choirs, he might have entered a seminary--both parents had close connections with the church, and an uncle became a cardinal, but it seems that after a less than glittering spell at Catholic school, where he cut classes to follow his musical vocation (he was expelled), his fate was to become a shorthand typist
Having grown up as the youngest of nine in a working-class family in Kent, she left school at 17 and got a job as a shorthand typist
for British Rail, where she met her first husband, Alan Blethyn.