Introduction voices from the factory floor is the fruit of an exciting project run by womens archive of wales womens history has been neglected through the centuries and the archives aim is to raise awareness of womens history in wales and to rescue and safeguard the sources of this history. A project to capture the experiences of women who worked in the manufacturing industries in wales 1945 75. However very little information is given regarding the experiences of women in the workplace during the war both the bournville works magazine and bournville works and the war 1914 1919 provide the reader with a vision of a workforce in harmony. To mark the centenary of the first world war weve been asking readers to share their photos and memories of the wartime experiences of the women in their families you can see all the . The explosive growth of the textile industries brought hundreds of thousands of lower class women into factory jobs with grueling working conditions the new kinds of labor and poverty that arose with the industrial revolution presented a challenge to traditional ideas of womans place middle class voices also challenged conventional ideas about women in
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