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VSW037 Marina McGowan, ITT Television Factory, Milford Haven

Marina left school at 15 (1949) and was a chambermaid emptying chamber pots (2 years) before moving to the Dock where she braided fishermen’s nets for the trawlers. After getting married and having the children she went to the large ITT factory in Thornton Park (1970s). They made televisions. Listening to the radio and having a singsong sometimes. Provided with a coat. Accidents such as cutting their fingers. Her husband was at sea so she couldn’t socialise in the evenings with the other girls. She left when she became pregnant again.

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