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A group of women workers at the British Oil Cake Company, Manchester take a tea break. Leisure opportunities such as this for women during working hours became increasingly limited as war progressed and placed a great strain on their endurance. WWI

A group of women workers at the British Oil Cake Company, Manchester take a tea break. Leisure opportunities such as this for women during working hours became increasingly limited as war progressed and placed a great strain on their endurance. WWI

Female engine cleaners during WWI.

Female engine cleaners during WWI.

The unsinkable Molly Brown

The unsinkable Molly Brown

Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows.  A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.

Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.

A soldier says goodbye to his wife and infant child in Pennsylvania Station before shipping out for service in World War II, New York City, 1943. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

A soldier says goodbye to his wife and infant child in Pennsylvania Station before shipping out for service in World War II, New York City, 1943. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

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The Women’s Land Army

The Women’s Land Army

Members of the British Ambulance Corps arrive after a V2 rocket strike on London, 1945. - My Vintage London

Members of the British Ambulance Corps arrive after a V2 rocket strike on London, 1945. - My Vintage London

Brixton, London, 1969

Toothless tinkers in top hats, bombed out streets and the changing faces of Britain: Classic photos bring life to the last 80 years

Brixton, London, 1969

Queen Elizabeths wedding cake!!

Queen Elizabeths wedding cake!!

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