Railway machine shop

Document reference: (RAIL343/725/14a) Female workers on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway machine shop, 1917

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What can you see? What is the expression on the woman’s face? How might she be feeling?

What is she making? How hard is it to operate the machine? How might she feel working there?

How does the machine move? Can you describe it? What kind of noise might it make?

This picture was taken in 1917. Why might she have worked here at this time? How might she feel about life at this time?

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