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'Our Work in the Great War', 1919
'Our Work in the Great War', 1919
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Brief Description: Huntley & Palmers recorded its contribution towards the war effort during the First World War in this booklet
Subject Date: Around 1919
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
Full Description: During the Great War the number of men joining the armed forces from the firm caused a labour shortage in the factory. More women were employed to do what had previously been men's work such as engineering. In total 40% of the male employees, numbering 1,833 went away on active service. In addition to promising these men their jobs back after the war, the company undertook to supplement official dependants allowances to at least 13s 6d a week for wives without children and at least 20s for those with children. On the Homefront there were food shortages and price rises that seriously affected food manufacturers, employees and consumers resulting in strikes and rationing.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Biscuit Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 12.3cm, Width: 18.5cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, war, working life
Content Type: booklet
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.82.523
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_82_523~1_055-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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