Behind the scenes at a ship launch with Jan Winward

During our year of workshops in Middlesbrough, Jan has been a staunch participant with many interesting memories of her working life in the heyday of industrial Teesside. Never one to sit easy with the more poetic side of our writing exercises, Jan elected to film an interview for her digital story and tell us how it really was. Here she is talking about her first job as a teenager straight out of school, working as a telephonist and launch-day-bottle-dresser for the various shipbuilders using Smith’s Dock.

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