French polishers at Doncaster works, South Yorkshire, c 1916.

French polishers at Doncaster works, South Yorkshire, c 1916.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Women workers doing french polishing at Doncaster works. The wood inside the first class railway carriages was often french polished. 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.

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10451630

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