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No 7 Shop, Carriage Finishing Shop, 1924 Featured Workers at Swindon Works Print

No 7 Shop, Carriage Finishing Shop, 1924

Dozens of men can be seen here in the carriage finishing shop. It was here that parts of the carriages were finished off. Doors, windows and decorative parts were completed here and used to finish off the carriage building process

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

1920s, 1924, Carriage Building, Carriage Works, Finishers, No 7 Shop, Swindon, Swindon Works, Wood

Swindon Work Polishing Shop in 1914 Featured Workers at Swindon Works Print

Swindon Work Polishing Shop in 1914

A photograph taken on 7th August 1914 of the Polishing Shop in the Carriage and Wagon Works. French polishing was a skilled trade and from the 1870s women had proven themselves to be highly capable in this role. They were given their own women-only workshop and by the 1890s were officially termed French Polishers. This was equal to their male counterparts. In December 1916 a directive was sent out to convert part of the Polishing Shop for the manufacture of aeroplanes. Whether or not these women had a part to play in this we do not know, but they would have come in close proximity to this extraordinary sight

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

No 9 Shop, Sewing Room, August 1914 Featured Workers at Swindon Works Print

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 and this view of the Sewing Room in the Carriage and Wagon Works shows approximately 30 women working on fabric items for carriages. From Swindon Works war records we know that requests were made from the Government for items such as first aid stretchers, cots and mattresses for ambulance trains and blankets. These would have come through the sewing room to be worked on and completed

© STEAM Museum of the GWR