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'Queen Mary' leaving the Clyde

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Unique ID:19432
Description:Ship worker talks about leaving the River Clyde following Queen Mary's sea trials.
Copyright:Southampton City Council
Partner:SCC Oral History Unit
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Question:             What was the period of the trials?


The period of the trails I think that was about eight days altogether...


Question:             That long?


...from when we left.   We stopped at Greenock to take on a lot of the other people that was coming 'round to Southampton.   They wasn't actually crew but they was the workers that was going to be doing the fitting out and many of those we found out in later years they stopped in Southampton because, you know, there was work down there.   And one of the things that I particularly remember about …   leaving the Clyde was to see people crying because they… they lost their jobs, you know, and it was a terrible...to think that all those people that was...been working on it all those years, well two, three years, suddenly they was out of work and there was nothing for them.


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