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Uncover the Lives of Brightlingsea Fish Yard Workers

We are looking for more information about women who worked at the Brightlingsea Fish Yards between 1918 and 1939

What's involved?

Visit the search room at the Essex Record Office to find out what information they may have about Brightlingsea women working in the local fish yards. If you haven’t used the search room before, there is some information here  to help you get started or you can sign up to the training challenge Using the Essex Record Office.

Why get involved?

While typically perceived as a “masculine” work place, Brightlingsea Museum has photographic evidence that there were women who worked there and would love to know more about them

How to get involved?

Step 1: Sign into your account or sign up

Step 2: Accept the challenge

Step 3: Visit the Essex Record Office and let us know the results of your research by emailing anything you uncover to

Ideal Skill

  • Research

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