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Eileen Doxford

Eileen Doxford was a lab assistant at P6, an early site for the British Tube Alloys Project. After answering a radio announcement from the United Kingdom’s government science agency, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, she traveled to the M.S. Factory Valley in Rhydymwyn, Flintshire, Wales to assist engineers attempting to develop a process for the separation of uranium isotopes. She worked at P6 from 1943 until just before it was closed in 1945. 

Doxford was redirected to a Ministry of Food office in Appleby where she helped adminsiter wartime rationing programs until her marriage in 1947. She married Ken Doxford, an engineer she met at P6, and together the couple has two sons. Today she lives in Lymm, a village in Warrington, Cheshire, England. 

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