Working Voices (2021)
From textiles to dynamite, women have been a driving force in the industrial history of the Garnock Connections area and yet their stories are rarely recorded. For this reason, the Working Voices oral history project aims to collect and preserve the stories and life experiences of these women.
Back in 2019, Garnock Connections worked with the Scottish Maritime Museum to create a shared story of personal and community memories of living and working around local maritime industries. To read more about this fantastic project, click here to visit the website. Now, in 2021, we're aiming to create a similiar shared story, this time with a focus on women.
If you have any stories or photographs to share of women working in industry or are a woman who worked in local industry, please get in touch.
Did you know?
The Nobel Explosives plant employed almost 13,000 workers at its peak, and had its own railway station which was in operation until 1966.