Sawmill at Doncaster works, South Yorkshire, c 1916.
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This is where wood to manufacture carriages was sawn and shaped. At this time carriages were still made from wood although iron and steel carriages were becoming more common. Doncaster works, known as the 'Plant Works' opened in 1853, making and repairing locomotives and rolling stock for the Great Northern Railway. At this time the works employed around 3500 workers.