Early photographs of railway stations are always interesting. This one in Skipton, Yorkshire, shows a scene typical of thousands of stations across Britain in the early 1900s. There are at least twelve station staff wearing smart uniforms. Many of them are porters, who would carry passengers’ heavy luggage to and from the carriages, others may be ticket office staff and, of course, the Station Master. Working for a railway company was considered to be a good, steady, job-for-life, with better working hours and conditions than alternatives such as factories, coal mines and farms. These staff seem happy to have their photograph taken …. or have they been instructed to smile!
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