Women working in Dockyard trades
Women started taking apprenticeships at Chatham Dockyard in the 1970s and for the first time started to take craft and trade careers there. It has been suggested that some of the trades they enetered into, such as Slingers and Shipwrights, were not suitable for them because the work was too heavy and that they relied on their male colleagues to do the heavy jobs for them.
The Chatham Dockyard Oral History Project would like to have your comments if you were a woman working in one of the dockyard trades or if you completed an apprenticeship OR if you were a man worked worked with women in traditionally male jobs during this period.
The Project would also like to hear from women who worked in the Yard during the Second World War to know how you coped with the work.
Posted by theyardoralhist
at 11:16 AM GMT
Updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2007 12:40 PM BST