Women at Work on London Transport : Anne Rotondaro


  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd; UK ed. edition (13 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752432656
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752432656

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This evocative collection of images charts the history of women at work on London’s transport, from a typist employed by the District Railway in 1905, to the first women bus and tube drivers in the mid-1970s. The outbreak of the First World Way necessitated the real beginnings of the female workforce that would rise to greater prevalemce during the Second World Way, twenty one years later. After the war ended in 1945, women were recalled to continue in the jobs that they had been doing so well. However, it was not until 1974 and 1975 that laws were finally passed to give women equal rights at work.

Anna Rotondaro is a curator at the London Transport Museum and the collection of photographs has been selected from the museum’s archives, providing a fascinating and valuable record of the women who moved London in the twentieth Century.