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    No sniggering from the back!

    I have a relation, female, single in 1939, aged 22. On the 1939 Register her occupation is shown in capital letters as STRIPPER with the usual added note Heavy Worker. Four years later, into the 2WW on her marriage certificate her occupation is now "Engineers Fitter". Anyone know what type of work a Stripper did. It was in Nottingham if that helps.
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    Stripped engines down into the individual components?

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    thanks emeltee

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    I wasn't saying that is what she did, just that it is a possibilty to be considered.

    The Dictionary of Old Occupations also has a Stripper as someone who cleared debris from machines in the textile industry or someone who stripped leaves from a tobacco plant. Considering her later occupation of Engineers Fitter I think my suggestion is closest.

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    yes, follow your logic

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    Nottingham was the home for a tobacco warehouse for Players cigarettes.
    There was also lace makers and an armament factory there.

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