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Women Working In Wood Details

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G2082. During the First World War, women were employed at the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company's Works at the Bristol Tramways Sheds in Brislington, Bristol. These women were employed in all aspects of aircraft production to meet the war effort, for the first time. This was because so many men went to the Western Front causing a severe shortage of manpower. The skeleton of the Bristol fighter planes fuselage and wings were made of wood. Here the women are in the Wood Details area where they were cutting up the lengths of wood according to specifications.
PublisherBristol Museum Service ( W j Colyer)
ContributorBristol Industrial Museum
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Museum Service (W.J. Colyer)
Datecreation - Circa 1914-1918
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.W - 185 mm
dimension.H - 150 mm
Identifier7623
SourceBristol Industrial Museum, Bristol
LanguageEN
Relation
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Brislington, Bristol
period - Circa 1914-1918
RightsBristol Industrial Museum