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Title: Still a Plate-Layer
Item Name: Transport and Travel
Maker: Brigham, Foster W.


B & W photograph of a woman wearing a patterned blouse and dungarees, carrying a metal-headed tool with a long wooden shaft. The title along the bottom reads 'Still a Plate Layer'. Card mounted. By the well-known Bridlington photographer William Foster Brigham. A plate layer is a person working to maintain railway tracks by regluar checks and relaying of rails. A vital work during the years of World War II and just after. Which is when this photograph dates from.

Year: 1940s
Materials: paper
Measurements: L:39cm; W:50cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1997.108.62

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Foster Brigham, William