“In both wars, women took the place of men in London Transport jobs”
This is the fourth square of my London Faces Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are twenty-five squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.
Sadly, the woman (from 1917) in the square in unnamed.
The quote and the picture were taken from ‘The London Bus And Tube Book’ by Nicola Baxter. Design Consultant, Jeremy Rewse-Davies. Editorial Assistant, Sharon Appleton. Photographer not credited. Published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1994.
Bought by Bromley Libraries in 1994, and sold to me, in a rather knackered state, in 2010.