Was your Grandmother a Shipbuilder

By: Jan Betteridge
Added: 31 July 2017

As part of the Exhibition planned for 2018 we are researching Topsham women who were employed doing what were traditionally male jobs. In particular I am looking for any information about the women who helped build 6 motorised fishing vessels during WW2 on what is now Topsham recreation ground. Were any of your family involved with this, do you have any names, photographs or information that would help me track down these women?

I have found out that the Shipbuilders were Stansburys (of Plymouth). I would love to hear from you if you have any information.

Perhaps you would like to nominate another woman/women to feature in our exhibition?

Please phone or email me at the Museum.

Jan Betteridge