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Women's War Week, 1941
 
   
Women's War Week, 1941
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Brief Description: Women's War Work Week, August 1941, aimed to recruit women for wartime work
Subject Date: 10 August 1941
 
Full Description: During Women's War Week the company promoted its production of biscuits for the armed and civilian services. The week included a parade of tanks with military bands and members of the Women's Forces. These girls from Huntley & Palmers were representatives for the food section. As a result of this recruiting drive a large number of women came forward for war work. The Ministry of Labour had designated the factory as a reserved occupation, meaning that employees were not allowed to volunteer for military service. During the war the number of women employees rose to equal the men for the first time.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 22.0cm, Width: 14.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, war, working life, portrait, industry, people, lorry
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1996.197.84
Unique ID: rm-rm-1996_197_84~1_079-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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