WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12182 Members
65 Forums
72582 Topics
978127 Posts
86 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
103 registered (221984, 18 invisible), 1647 Guests and 257 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Broweser for web novice 576
Need help 347
Wirral High Tides? 331
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 294
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 278
Asbestos shed removal 275
Fat Ball Bird Feeders 261
craft clubs/ knitting/crochet etc 254
I, Daniel Blake 211
Lost Mobile Phone 204
New General Forums
Breastfeeding Dads Want to Be A Breastfeeding Hero
by fish5133
Yesterday at 01:24 PM
9\11 Jumpers
by cools
15th Jan 2017 10:04am
Silent Solution
by venice
14th Jan 2017 9:58pm
Spot the differences.
by snowhite
14th Jan 2017 5:39pm
New Wirral History
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
167 Wirral Arms George Street 9 Grange Street
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:11pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by turnip
0 seconds ago
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by vw_kyle
Today at 01:53 PM
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
Today at 01:08 PM
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by Gibbo
Today at 10:07 AM
Diagnosis Route
by Gibbo
Today at 10:02 AM
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
Today at 09:46 AM
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery
by Excoriator
Today at 09:09 AM
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
Today at 09:04 AM
Asbestos shed removal
by fish5133
Yesterday at 09:56 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
Today at 09:46 AM
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#790374 - 29th Apr 2013 3:31pm Women at Cammell Laird
stu00 Offline
Beginner

Registered: 8th Aug 2012
Posts: 5
Loc: Greasby
Someone has asked me to do some research into women who went to work at Lairds during the second world war.

They seem to be under the impression there was a large influx of women into the yard doing that bit in the war. I've struggled to find anything on women at Lairds and if i'm honest i'm not surprised.

I was very much under the impression few men from Lairds went to war (due to their skills) which would mean few women would be needed to take their place.

Does anyone have an information or ideas of where to look for information? Already looked through books at Central Library

Top
Wirral History Info Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Julie : LED Lights Supplied and Fitted Free * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#790384 - 29th Apr 2013 3:54pm Re: Women at Cammell Laird [Re: stu00]
OxtonHill Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 2nd Jun 2009
Posts: 311
Loc: Oxton

Top
#790390 - 29th Apr 2013 4:12pm Re: Women at Cammell Laird [Re: stu00]
kenmo52 Online   content
Addict

Registered: 21st Jan 2011
Posts: 213
Loc: Conwy
Try Wirral Archives at the Cheshire Lines Building at Woodside.

http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/leisure-and-culture/wirral-archives-service

Believe it or not but nearly all of the HR records for Lairds were destroyed by VSEL after it closed its doors in 1993. I worked there for 20 + years.

Top
#790428 - 29th Apr 2013 5:40pm Re: Women at Cammell Laird [Re: kenmo52]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I think most men were classed as in a reserved occupation; after all, shipbuilding was vital during the war. My dad was a shipwright there and was never called up.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#790479 - 29th Apr 2013 7:18pm Re: Women at Cammell Laird [Re: stu00]
stu00 Offline
Beginner

Registered: 8th Aug 2012
Posts: 5
Loc: Greasby
Yeah i saw that BBC memories thing and that's what i'm looking for really just more of it.

I was thinking about looking at what Wirral Archive had but i think the only information i'll get will simply be how many worked there and their pay.

The person i'm getting the info for wants stories about the women's experiences there. There will be stories out there which my never have been told/recorded. In fact i'm living proof of that!!

My Grandad was a Joiner at Lairds during the War and he met my Nan, who worked in the canteen at lairds, during the war. But sadly they died many years ago (in fact my grandad died well before i was born) and i never asked about it.....regrets....

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by Mike72
Today at 01:02 PM
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
Today at 09:04 AM
Diagnosis Route
by fish5133
Today at 12:10 AM
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:35 PM
La La Land
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 02:52 PM
For Sale & Free
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
Today at 01:08 PM
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
Yesterday at 08:47 PM
viewsonic 22" monitor
by tommybarry
Yesterday at 03:39 PM
Childs LFC peddle bike 5 - 8 Yrs
by Pete_M
13th Jan 2017 8:41pm
Projector
by madrob
13th Jan 2017 3:35pm
Featured Member
Registered: 4th Nov 2011
Posts: 1838
Newest Members
Collette63, shellylou, sgjrob, pjmeaneydog, jennynoonan
12182 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
Today at 09:04 AM
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Asbestos shed removal
by TRFCKrisTRFC
13th Jan 2017 10:51pm
Need help
by Dilly
12th Jan 2017 10:00pm
News : New Topics
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 05:58 PM
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
15th Jan 2017 6:56pm
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY
by GaryFromWirral
15th Jan 2017 11:28am
Control of The Main Stream Media
by fish5133
15th Jan 2017 12:46am
Deportation Row
by granny
14th Jan 2017 12:23pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by Mike72
Today at 01:02 PM
Diagnosis Route
by fish5133
Today at 12:10 AM
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:35 PM
La La Land
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 02:52 PM
Windows 10 recovery disc
by nidgynoo
Yesterday at 10:22 AM
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 188
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 155
Diagnosis Route 113
Best Price for Scarpping my car 30
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan 27
Wanted old cars spares or repairs 11
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 8:17am
Sunset Tue 4:27pm
Local Time Tue 3:05pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .