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Women wing stringers 1918

Women wing stringers 1918

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G1206. Women wing stringers at the factory in February 1918. Ada Smith is in the middle of this group; their job was to string the wings of Bristol Fighters prior to covering and doping. Note the uniform and mop hats that they all had to wear. Discipline in the shops was strict and men were not allowed in, only the foreman would be acceptable. This was still a time when working women was a new thing and few were married, those that were, often did not tell their husbands who were away at the Western Front in France.
PublisherBritish & Colonial Aeroplane Company Ltd
Creatorpersonalname - British & Colonial Aeroplane Company Ltd
Datecreation - Circa 1918
TypePhotographs - Card photographs
Card photographs - Panel card photographs
Formatdimension.H - 55mm
dimension.W - 83mm
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton
RightsDonald Smart