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WW1. Making Christmas puddings, Cadby Hall BL24361_007

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Filename: bl24361_007.jpg

Size: 4770 x 3955 (8.7MB)

Date: 7th October 2013

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

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WW1. Making Christmas puddings, Cadby Hall BL24361_007

CADBY HALL, Hammersmith Road, London. Female workers at Cadby Hall food factory making Christmas puddings for troops fighting in the First World War. Photographed in Sept / Oct 1918 by Bedford Lemere and Co

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Factory First World War Home Front Wartime Work


FEATURES IN THESE COLLECTIONS

> England at War > England at War 1914-1918

> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > Bedford Lemere Collection (1860s-1944)

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1920s to 1940s > Photos from the Great War

> Industry > Manufacturing

> Seasons > Seasons: Winter > Christmas

> The way we were > Women's History

> The way we were > Work


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this photograph captured by Adolphe Augustus Boucher, we are transported back in time to the heart of World War I. The image showcases a group of determined female workers at Cadby Hall food factory in London, diligently engaged in the noble task of making Christmas puddings for the brave troops fighting on the frontlines. Taken during September or October 1918 by Bedford Lemere and Co. , this snapshot encapsulates the spirit of resilience and unity that defined the home front during wartime. As their hands skillfully mix ingredients, these women symbolize not only their dedication to providing comfort to soldiers far away from home but also their unwavering commitment to supporting their country's war effort. The scene exudes an atmosphere filled with camaraderie and determination as these unsung heroes work tirelessly behind closed doors. Their efforts were undoubtedly fueled by a deep sense of patriotism and compassion, knowing that each pudding they lovingly crafted would bring joy and warmth amidst the harsh realities faced by those serving on distant battlefields. This poignant image serves as a powerful reminder of how ordinary individuals played extraordinary roles during times of crisis. It immortalizes an era when communities rallied together, transcending societal norms and gender boundaries for a common cause. Through this photograph, we honor not just these remarkable women but all those who selflessly contributed to shaping history on both domestic and international fronts during World War I.

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