Women porters at Leicester Central Station

Two women porters at work on the platform of Leicester Central Station, circa 1920. As with so many industries, before the demands of the First World War created such an enormous shortfall in the male workforce, it was unusual for women to be employed on the railways. The identity of the lady on the left is unknown but a kind reader has identified the lady on the right of the photograph as being Lucy Lount, the cousin of her father. See on Route Map

Digital Reference: L1742
Creator: Unknown - circa 1920
Contributor: Leicestershire County Council
Type: black and white
Format: 172mm, 220mm
Copyright: Unknown
Source: Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (part of Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland collection)
Identifier: DE 3736
OS Reference: 458200 304700