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Jobs for the Girls? Stories of local women and work

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Title: Jobs for the Girls? Stories of local women and work

Collaborative project between Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and Plymouth Library Services

Recording local memory:

Memories matter to all of us. They are entirely personal experiences, which often shape and influence our lives. memories can be painful or playful, happy or sad. Yet they always enable us to make sense of our past and help us to understand our present.

Recording local experience meaningfully can be a challenge, but it is always a great privilege.

In 1998, over ten interviews were conducted for Plymouth City Museum's oral history collection. These for the most part, concentrated on the real experiences of women at work during World War Two. As such, many of the stories told are those of local women entering a dockyard at war.

Thanks to funding in 2001 from the British History Challenge Fund (Wolfson), Plymouth City Musuem has been able to prepare these original interviews for this publication. Subsequent oral history projects recording the working lives of local women have enabled more stories of experience to be included. These document aspects of work in and around Devonport from the 1920s onwards.

All of these voices offer personal reflections on the changing experiences of women at work in a distinctive part of the city. These have revealed memories of lifetimes and lifestyles both old and new. They all play an important part in personalising Plymouth's past. These memories are the words and the worlds of this publication.

The book is in overall good condition.

The front endpage has been clipped.

The front and rear cover are illustrated and the book has white lettering to the spine.

There is some wear along the top edge of the hinge.



Item details

Added value:
First Edition - published 2001
Author(s):
Collaborative project between Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and Plymouth Library Services
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.3 cm x 20.4 cm x 0.6 cm
Edition:
First Edition - published 2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0904788172
Number of pages:
72
Publisher:
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery & Plymouth Library Services
Title:
Jobs for the Girls? Stories of local women and work

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Title: Jobs for the Girls? Stories of local women and work

Collaborative project between Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and Plymouth Library Services

Recording local memory:

Memories matter to all of us. They are entirely personal experiences, which often shape and influence our lives. memories can be painful or playful, happy or sad. Yet they always enable us to make sense of our past and help us to understand our present.

Recording local experience meaningfully can be a challenge, but it is always a great privilege.

In 1998, over ten interviews were conducted for Plymouth City Museum's oral history collection. These for the most part, concentrated on the real experiences of women at work during World War Two. As such, many of the stories told are those of local women entering a dockyard at war.

Thanks to funding in 2001 from the British History Challenge Fund (Wolfson), Plymouth City Musuem has been able to prepare these original interviews for this publication. Subsequent oral history projects recording the working lives of local women have enabled more stories of experience to be included. These document aspects of work in and around Devonport from the 1920s onwards.

All of these voices offer personal reflections on the changing experiences of women at work in a distinctive part of the city. These have revealed memories of lifetimes and lifestyles both old and new. They all play an important part in personalising Plymouth's past. These memories are the words and the worlds of this publication.

The book is in overall good condition.

The front endpage has been clipped.

The front and rear cover are illustrated and the book has white lettering to the spine.

There is some wear along the top edge of the hinge.



Added value:
First Edition - published 2001
Author(s):
Collaborative project between Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and Plymouth Library Services
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.3 cm x 20.4 cm x 0.6 cm
Edition:
First Edition - published 2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0904788172
Number of pages:
72
Publisher:
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery & Plymouth Library Services
Title:
Jobs for the Girls? Stories of local women and work

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