Jim Power was born in 1916, and grew up through difficult times because of the economic and political climate. His father worked in Mount Juliet for a while, and then as a ploughman for the Pilworths. It was Jim’s destiny to follow in his father’s footsteps into the Pilworth milling business at an early age. Jim explains the camaraderie of the people at this work, as a helper on one of the delivery trucks. His dialogue was heavily influenced by the slang of the milling community.
Keywords: Pilworth Mill, ploughman, miller, flour milling, Ireland in the 1930s