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No 9 Shop Collection

Background imageNo 9 Shop Collection: No 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, c1930s

No 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, c1930s
Two ladies are sat weaving luggage racks for the carriages built at Swindon Works. The majority of women were employed at the Works in roles that required good dexterity and skill

Background imageNo 9 Shop Collection: No 9 shop, Carriage Trimming Shop, 1953

No 9 shop, Carriage Trimming Shop, 1953
Here a group of men are making seats for train carriages. They are attaching fabric to ready made frames, complete with springs

Background imageNo 9 Shop Collection: Making artificial limbs, No 9 Shop, 1953

Making artificial limbs, No 9 Shop, 1953
The skilled craftsmen of the Carriage and Wagon Works didn t just make rolling stock, they also made artificial limbs made from wood

Background imageNo 9 Shop Collection: No 9 Shop, Sewing Room, August 1914

No 9 Shop, Sewing Room, August 1914
The date of this photograph is 7th August 1914. Just three days after Britain entered the war. By this date there were already women employed at Swindon Works

Background imageNo 9 Shop Collection: No 9 Shop, Carriage Trimming Shop, c. 1900

No 9 Shop, Carriage Trimming Shop, c. 1900
An early view of the trimming shop showing all manner of trims including rope, leather and fabrics. These trims were used on the edging of carriage seats and other furniture

Background imageNo 9 Shop Collection: No 9 Shop, Carriage Trimming Shop, c1906

No 9 Shop, Carriage Trimming Shop, c1906
An overall view of the carriage trimming shop showing an array of fabrics and furniture. The decorative seats in the foreground were being assembled for Royal waiting rooms

Background imageNo 9 Shop Collection: No 9 Shop, Sewing Room, 1930

No 9 Shop, Sewing Room, 1930
This busy scene from 1930 shows about 30 women in the female sewing room. On the left a row of women work on sewing machines

Background imageNo 9 Shop Collection: No 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, February 1913

No 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, February 1913
A sea of ties and aprons in this view of the Carriage Trimming Shop. Men and boys are working alongside each other making upholstery for carriage furniture

Background imageNo 9 Shop Collection: No 9 Shop, Sewing Room, 1966

No 9 Shop, Sewing Room, 1966
This view of the sewing room was taken in 1966. It shows several women sewing large pieces of fabric, possibly sheeting for wagons


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