Window Cleaners, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Prior to the First World War, most jobs were for men while women stayed at home doing domestic chores and bringing up children. It was a very unequal society with men having all the power and, yes, I can hear some of you saying “they still do”. Women weren’t even allowed to vote until 1928! However, during the war, as more and more young men went to the front to fight, women were encouraged to work to fill the gap …. and many welcomed the freedoms that it brought. In this photograph, probably taken just after the war, we see a team of lady window cleaners in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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