The Medway video jukebox
The Medway Queen, model railways, drones, and the women's lib infiltrate Chatham Dockyard
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Welcome to another premium edition of Local Authority for paid supporters. Today we’re going to do another random video selection. This is something I do every now and again, so if you enjoy this check out the first, second, and third collections. There’s something quite fun in trawling Youtube for obscure videos about our towns, and it often turns up some really interesting finds.
Every time I put one of these together I seem to find a new bit of historical documentary footage from our towns. This time around it’s this fascinating little segment on women dock workers at Chatham Dockyard in 1977. It’s not so much the footage itself but how utterly concept the idea seems to be that I find most interesting. Extra amusing for the panic of how the “women’s lib” is “infiltrating” everything.
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