Women workers in the accounts office, Horwich, Lancashire, WWI, May 1917.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Women workers in the accounts office, Horwich, Lancashire, WWI, May 1917.

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At this time there were fewer women working on the railways than men, and they were on lower pay and in traditionally female roles such as cleaning and catering. However, during the First World War many male rail workers joined the army, so women were employed in their place, in a variety of roles such as blacksmiths, welders and electricians.
 

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10444121
 

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