Our thanks to Steve for this on the BBC website. It consists of the recollections of a woman who was a machinist between 1966-75, and of course has a feminist slant at times, as mandated in the BBC Charter. The piece ends:
Our factory world may not have been perfect, but it was one of the happiest times of my life.
Sadly, today’s young girls of the valleys will never know what they have missed out on.
So, perhaps not gruelling, then?
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