Women railway workers obscuring gas lamps, Greater Manchester, May 1917.
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Women railway workers obscuring gas lamps at the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway's Horwich works, Greater Manchester. During the First World War many women were called to work to replace the men who were serving overseas. Women worked in many areas including on the railways, on the buses and in munitions factories. LYR offical photograph.