Sunday, 19 August 2012

London Female Bus Conductor, c1917


This great photograph shows a female Bus Conductor on a London Bus during the First World War, issuing a ticket to a man serving with the Royal Flying Corps, wearing the distinctive Royal Flying Corps Greatcoat and side cap. The first female Bus Conductor in London started work in November 1915, replacing men who had left to join the armed forces, however as with many occupations where women filled the gaps left by men during the Great War, they had to give the jobs up when the men returned in late 1918 and 1919

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