Female Munition Workers outside Siemens Factory, Stafford,

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Date:1914 - 1918 (c.)

Description:Large group of female munition workers outside Siemens factory on Lichfield Road. The banner reads 'Siemens Munition Works - What the girls are doing for the men at the Front'. The photograph was taken during the annual hospital pageant and the women in the front row hold collecting boxes for Stafford General Infirmary.

Siemen's relocated to Stafford from Woolwich in 1903 and manufactured generators, electric motors and various other electrical appliances. The Siemen brothers were German so at the beginning of the First World War the factory was taken over by the government and put to war work.

In 1918 Siemen's merged with several companies, including Dick, Kerr and Co., to become the English Electric Co.

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Donor ref:P82.011.0010 (18/574)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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