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Finally, woman who kept wartime shipyards running is honoured

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Janet Harvey hands me a piece of history. It’s just a small hammer but this simple tool helped build some of the biggest battleships constructed on Clydeside during the Second World War. And remarkably for the time, the hands that wielded this hammer belonged not to a swarthy male riveter, but to a slight young woman who had begun her career as a shopworker. .

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