Wright, Mick: transcript of an audio interview (08-Jul-2014)
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Interview with Mr Mick Wright, conducted by Ms Lynda Finn, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 08 July 2014, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Ms Emma M. Jones and Professor Tilli Tansey. The editorial assistance, the project management and the technical support were undertaken by Ms Fiona Plowman, Mr Adam Wilkinson and Mr Alan Yabsley, respectively. Mr Mick Wright CEnv DMS MBA MCIWM (b. 1949) worked as a Refuse Collector, then as an LGV [Large Goods Vehicle] Driver for Luton Borough Council from 1974. He was elected as a Senior Shop Steward for the Transport and General Workers’ Union in 1977, and in 1981 he was elected as a Councillor for Bedfordshire County Council where he served until 1989. He became Quality Insurance Inspector for Luton Borough Council’s cleansing contract in 1990, then Refuse Collection Manager, Street Cleansing Manager, Cleaning General Manager, and finally Head of Waste Management until his retirement in 2009. He is writing a book with the working title, "The History of Rubbish in Luton from 1850 to 2010".