Saturday, February 11, 2006

Talking of banners

Talking of banners and of better quality photos on the blog, the centre of our banner is based on this image, copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Women at work, a typical factory scene with typical wartime headdress. Her husband probably away fighting

Just click on it to see the vivid detail.

2 Comments:

Blogger Frank Mee said...

I am going to show this to my Sister in Law. Vera had to go into an engineering works and was there most of the war. She told me of the good times although they were hard and can talk Turning Milling Grinding and Honing with the best of them.
She met her husband there, he was one of the trainers who taught hundreds of girls to do mens jobs.
He has gone now but Vera still talks about those times.
What would we have done without those women in war work I wonder.

Monday, 13 February, 2006  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Yes, it was hard graft for the women who worked during the war. I think your question is spot on, Frank. They made a tremendous contribution to the war effort.

During my time as a volunteer story-gatherer for the "People's War" project I had the privlege to post some accounts on behalf of women who worked through the war. It was hard graft and often dangerous work. You can tell how dangerous it was just from the IWM poster. A factory employing systems of work shown in the poster would be closed down these days!

Saturday, 25 February, 2006  

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