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morgana
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1 of 16  Wed 4th Jun 2014 12:49pm  
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Coventry Transport museum link . Woman working in Coventry factories during WW2 LINK
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Tricia
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2 of 16  Wed 4th Jun 2014 3:15pm  
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Thanks for the link morgana, Wave it was really interesting. When I first started work I worked with several older women who had worked in the factories in Coventry, and on the land in Brinklow, during the war.
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morgana
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3 of 16  Wed 4th Jun 2014 4:19pm  
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Thank you Tricia I bet those ladies had some interesting stories to tell my mum too worked in the Daimlar factory during the war .
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Dreamtime
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4 of 16  Wed 4th Jun 2014 5:57pm  
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That's a thought Morgana, we have heard all the antics the lads get up to now it's time for the ladies. Come on girls show us what you are or were made of !!!! My Mum worked at the GEC before I upset their plans. Wave Roll eyes Oh my Wink Big grin
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morgana
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5 of 16  Wed 4th Jun 2014 7:01pm  
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So true Dreamtime to think with out these woman most of us would nt be here. Even back then as it states the woman had to fight for equality nothing much changes does it. While my mum was working in the shadow factory being blown off her feet with the factory being bombed my dad was driving trucks in India for the RAF with not a bomb in sight. My mum had to also take a lodger in too with government rules he was a man from Yorkshire.
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Mike H
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6 of 16  Thu 5th Jun 2014 1:16pm  
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This is where the rot set in Smile . Women working during WWII not wanting to give up their new found freedom and their own wages, proving that they were every bit as capable as men, setting up footie teams like Lockheed Ladies. When they were tied to kitchen sinks and bringing up the brats, all was well with the world. Now look at it.. (head down Oh my )
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Mike H
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7 of 16  Thu 5th Jun 2014 1:20pm  
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On 4th Jun 2014 5:57pm, Dreamtime said: My Mum worked at the GEC before I upset their plans.
My maternal grandmother worked at the GEC off the Binley Road for years. I have a feeling that it was something to do with Blueprints in the latter years..
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8 of 16  Fri 6th Jun 2014 8:19pm  
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On 5th Jun 2014 1:16pm, Mike H said: This is where the rot set in Smile . Women working during WWII not wanting to give up their new found freedom and their own wages, proving that they were every bit as capable as men, setting up footie teams like Lockheed Ladies. When they were tied to kitchen sinks and bringing up the brats, all was well with the world. Now look at it.. (head down Oh my )
I wonder often if woman were still chained at the kitchen sink and looking after brats as you say , where would the world be today with out them, where would we be with out Marie Curie how would you drive in the rain with out Mary Anderson window wiper inventor or Patricia Billings , Emily Cummins, Katherine Blodgett, Rachel Fuller Brown, Gertrude Belle Elion, Rosaline Elsie Franklin and Helen Free where would cricket be with out the lady who invented the over arm throw and many many more. Smile Edited by member, 6th Jun 2014 8:21 pm
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9 of 16  Fri 6th Jun 2014 8:54pm  
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pixrobin
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10 of 16  Fri 6th Jun 2014 9:27pm  
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"how would you drive in the rain with out Mary Anderson window wiper inventor" asks morgana That's easy! When I was in my mid-teens my dad delivered paraffin. The vehicle was an ex-army Bedford fitted out for the desert war: no side-screens and a two 12-inch square pieces of glass to act as a windscreen. I just leaned over and with a chamois leather wiped the outside of the glass. Lol Lol Lol
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morgana
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11 of 16  Fri 6th Jun 2014 9:42pm  
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On 6th Jun 2014 8:54pm, NormK said: Is my dinner ready yet woman?.... Big grin Big grin Big grin..
Lol Lol Normk your dinners in the dog. Big grin Edited by member, 6th Jun 2014 10:33 pm
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12 of 16  Fri 6th Jun 2014 9:51pm  
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On 6th Jun 2014 9:27pm, pixrobin said: "That's easy! When I was in my mid-teens my dad delivered paraffin. The vehicle was an ex-army Bedford fitted out for the desert war: no side-screens and a two 12-inch square pieces of glass to act as a windscreen. I just leaned over and with a chamois leather wiped the outside of the glass. Lol Lol Lol
Oh my You could of could of been an inventor you should of put a patent on that. Big grin
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woodford
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13 of 16  Sun 8th Jun 2014 9:45pm  
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My late mum worked in the ammunition factories in Coventry. She worked during the day and Dad worked nights, so that my oldest brother could be looked after before and after school. My dad didn't go off to war, for medical reasons, but they both worked really hard for the war effort Thumbs up Thumbs up
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14 of 16  Sun 8th Jun 2014 10:23pm  
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On 6th Jun 2014 8:19pm, morgana said: I wonder often if woman were still chained at the kitchen sink and looking after brats as you say , where would the world be today with out them, where would we be with out Marie Curie how would you drive in the rain with out Mary Anderson window wiper inventor or Patricia Billings , Emily Cummins, Katherine Blodgett, Rachel Fuller Brown, Gertrude Belle Elion, Rosaline Elsie Franklin and Helen Free where would cricket be with out the lady who invented the over arm throw and many many more. Smile
Not to mention Miss Shillling's Orifice! Lol
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15 of 16  Tue 10th Jun 2014 11:17pm  
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Lol good one Dutchman Big grin Thumbs up
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