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Janet Kerr Reid was born in Gorbals, Glasgow, in 1898 and moved to Clydebank after her marriage in 1921. She became involved in the Clydebank Rent Strike, helping organise the campaign against increases in pre-war rents and resisting the evictions of rent strikers, and joined the Communist Party. She served as the Party's elected councillor for the burgh's 5th Ward, 1938-1946.
Reid was involved in the management of the Clydebank Co-operative Society and a member of the Women's Co-operative Guild. She became a senior air raid warden during the Second World War - the first female ARP Sectional Head in the West of Scotland - and organised rescue operations during the Clydebank Blitz in 1941, when her own house was destroyed.
She is pictured on the balcony of her house in the Terraces above Second Avenue, Clydebank. Jenny Hyslop died in 1989.