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Winding Yarn, Wellington Mills, Elland, West Yorkshire

Winding Yarn, Wellington Mills, Elland, West Yorkshire
Photograph taken c. 1930s © Copyright George Lumb Spinners Ltd ref: BB86/05789

These women are winding yarn onto bobbins for use on machines in the next stage of the spinning process. Even in the 1930s, when this picture was probably taken, unskilled jobs like this were often performed by women; men having the skilled (and higher paid) positions.