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Women working in the Swindon Works laundry, c1930

Women working in the Swindon Works laundry, c1930


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Filename: S25 036.jpg

Size: 2286 x 1740 (614KB)

Date: 22nd August 2012

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: S25 036

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Women working in the Swindon Works laundry, c1930

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Swindon Works Women Laundry


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In this print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR, we are transported back to the bustling Swindon Works laundry in the 1930s. The image captures a group of hardworking women diligently going about their tasks, showcasing their dedication and strength. The scene is filled with an air of purpose as these remarkable women navigate through piles of linen and steam-filled rooms. Their faces reflect both concentration and camaraderie, highlighting the sense of unity that must have prevailed within this vibrant workplace. As we delve into this snapshot of history, it becomes evident that these women were not merely doing laundry; they were contributing to a vital part of society's functioning. Behind each perfectly pressed garment lay hours of meticulous labor by skilled hands. This photograph serves as a testament to the often-overlooked contributions made by women in industrial settings during an era when gender roles were more rigidly defined. It reminds us that even amidst challenging circumstances, these resilient individuals found ways to excel professionally while supporting themselves and their families. The Swindon Works laundry was undoubtedly a hub for female empowerment, where talent flourished amid soap suds and ironing boards. It stands as a tribute to all those unsung heroes who played pivotal roles behind-the-scenes in keeping our communities clean and well-dressed. Through this evocative image, we honor these remarkable women whose tireless efforts helped shape our history while inspiring future generations with their unwavering determination.

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