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Women munition workers in WW1 – an advert for work overalls and the opening of a hostel in Newcastle

‘Lady Parsons, in declaring the hostel open, wished it every success, and said it was an honour to open a home for the women engaged in munition works.’ We’re fascinated by all the newspaper reports about women munition workers during the First World War. In addition to all the news and personal stories, there are some terrific adverts for hiring workers (we always like to know how much money our ancestors were earning) and the clothes that they needed for

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