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Willson, Laura Ann

Laura Ann Willson, Mrs (c.1878-1942) started work at ten years old as a 'half-timer' in a Yorkshire textile factory. She worked in the Women's Labour League to improve women's working conditions and was imprisoned as a suffragette. As a result of her work during the First World War in munitions, she became a founder member of the Women's Engineering Society, 1919, and the Electrical Association for Women, 1924, with its close interest in the domestic application of electricity. (Cheryl Law, 'A Modern Political Dictionary' 2000).

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