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Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII

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A member of Refreshment Department staff serving tea to servicemen from her platform trolley at Paddington Station is the feature of this official photograph taken in 1943. Despite the fact that numerous official photographs featuring women at work were taken by the Company Photographer during the war, it is noticeable how much less they are featured in the Company Magazine than in the previous war. An indication, perhaps, that the employment of women was no longer being regarded at a novelty

Copyright © STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 14547102

Date: 11th March 2014

Image Size: 1809 x 2568 Pixels

Filesize is 1.16MB

Associated Categories: Paddington Station

Associated Categories: War Workers

Associated Categories: Passengers

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: 1940s, 1943, london, paddington, refreshment, servicemen, staff, station, trolley, war, world war ii, ww2