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Photographic Print of Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII

Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
The Left Luggage Department at Paddington Station was, during the war, manned by female staff as can be seen in this image taken in 1943. Such roles were regarded by the GWR as ideal for women, allowing male workers to transfer to heavier manual roles within the company. Restrictions were placed on passenger luggage from the early days of the war in an attempt to discourage travel for pleasure, but as the quantity of luggage in this photograph shows, this campaign was not completely successful.

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Photographic Print of Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII

The Left Luggage Department at Paddington Station was, during the war, manned by female staff as can be seen in this image taken in 1943. Such roles were regarded by the GWR as ideal for women, allowing male workers to transfer to heavier manual roles within the company. Restrictions were placed on passenger luggage from the early days of the war in an attempt to discourage travel for pleasure, but as the quantity of luggage in this photograph shows, this campaign was not completely successful. Note that the lady on the right is in the process of storing a soldier's tin helmet on the shelves behind her

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 14547098

Left Luggage , Tin Helmet

1940s 1943 Female Female Staff London Luggage Paddington Porter Second World War Staff Station Wartime Women Workers World War Ii

11R 14"x11" (36x28cm) Print

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Product Size 27.9 x 35.5cm (est)

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Product Code dmcs_14547098_7287_0

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> People > War Workers

> The Railway at War > Second World War

> Stations and Halts > London Stations > Paddington Station

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