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Yorkshire's Industrial Women 04 Sep 2009
Sheffield industrial workers
The women at the heart of Yorkshire's industrial past.

Sheffield is a city built on steel. If you look on the handle of a knife and fork, the stamp ‘Made in Sheffield’ is a hallmark of good quality. Central to the industry were the buffer girls, whose job it was to polish and hone the steel. Women have long been central to Yorkshire industry, they also worked as labourers, crane drivers and they made aircraft parts. The memories of those women are being recorded as part of an oral history project and exhibition. Clare Jenkins went along to Sheffield Town Hall to meet some of them ahead of the exhibition opening…

Jenni is joined by Jane Thomas; involved with setting up the project and from the South Yorkshire Women and Development Trust and by Dr Lynne Fox; historian involved in the project.


South Yorkshire Women in Industry
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