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Women workers in the sugar industry

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The first women in the fitters' shop at Tate & Sons.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2836
Description: The first women to work in the fitters' shop at the Tate & Sons sugar refinery in Woolwich. During World War I, when millions of men were called up to the armed forces, many women took up jobs that had traditionally been regarded as 'men's work'.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1917
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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