Early Blanket Factory, Witney, Oxfordshire

Early Blanket Factory, Witney, Oxfordshire
Photograph taken 1860 - 1922 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: CC73/00662

Women machinists sewing and folding blankets at the Witney Blanket Factory, in the 19th century. The women are wearing aprons over their everyday clothes. Most of them are wearing smart looking hats. At this time everybody wore hats out of doors. It is possible that these ladies would not normally have worn their hats while working but have put them on to have their photograph taken.

Location

Oxfordshire Witney

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

Tags

work women factory interior mill wool industry machine sewing clothing hat victorian (1837 - 1901)