Waring and Gillow, Lancaster, Lancashire

Waring and Gillow, Lancaster, Lancashire
Photograph taken 1917 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL/23741/30

Women were often employed to perform specific tasks. While men worked in the factory, women were often employed to undertake jobs such as embroidery and upholstery manufacture. This picture was taken at a time when the Women's Rights movement was starting to gain momentum, while many men were at the front-line.


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World War One (1914 - 1919)



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