Women workers at Doncaster works, South Yorkshire, c 1916.

Women workers at Doncaster works, South Yorkshire, c 1916.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

Women workers washing a railway carriage at Doncaster carriage works. Railways employed far fewer women than men, usually in low paid jobs in cleaning and catering. Labour shortages in the First World War saw women recruited to new roles, including blacksmiths, welders and electricians.

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10451653

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