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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Poole Flying Boats Celebration (PFBC)
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Celebrating the Seawomen of the Marinecraft Unit, and the first BOAC Stewardesses at Poole.
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Our exhaustive research included hours of online research, of literature searches, cataloguing, making connections (local and distant) and carrying out interviews with those involved, as well as with those that have lasting childhood memories of the Seawomen of the Marinecraft Unit and the first BOAC Stewardesses at Poole.
A group of willing volunteers was recruited and trained in a number of research skills, including how to conduct and record interviews, which have helped us enormously in developing our Archive.
Whilst this element of the project is now complete we will continue to take our project out into the community, through events and gatherings, for instance in Libraries, Schools and other places of learning -
AYA MA’AM first training session for volunteers, with John Burgess of the Oral History Society : visit the gallery
Flying Boat footage followed by an interview with Olive
Olive Carlisle née Marshall was the 1st BOAC Stewardess to fly from Poole on the new Solent class flying boats for the Springbok route to South Africa.