The remarkable history of the Seawomen of the Marinecraft Unit, and the first BOAC Stewardesses at Poole.
A Heritage Lottery funded community research project.
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Celebrating the Seawomen of the Marinecraft Unit, and the first BOAC Stewardesses at Poole.
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Besides the emergence of BOAC’s Women Seamen & Stewardesses in 1943, during WW2 many other Women were significant to the Local Workforce ~ especially Poole’s Pottery well-
In fact, wherever there were expansions occurring in the local workforce ~ and / or vacancies arising from the departure of men principally for the armed forces, ranging from the estate workers on Brownsea Island to the staff within Bournemouth’s Hotels, women (and younger men leaving school) were recruited to fill the posts!
Meanwhile, there were often queues of women locally at the Recruiting Offices for the Armed Forces.
This phenomenal ‘sea change’ for Women was not particular to just Poole, for it was taking place Nationwide…
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The Focus of Other Women ~ Within the Local Workforce at Poole
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