First World War women station guards pose on the station platform of Neasden Underground station, Metropolitan Railway.
Unknown photographer, 1915 - 1918
Location: Neasden Underground station, Brent NW2
Image no: Ukn
Inventory no: 1998/84356
20th Century London caption: Four women station guards pose together on the platform at Neasden Underground station on the Metropolitan Railway. One consults a book while two of the others hold lamps and flags. Transport companies provided uniforms, which was a bonus. Domestic servants often had to pay for the uniform chosen by their employers. The public encountered women working on trains and buses daily. They were the most visible example of women in the workplace, even if they were there temporarily. Returning soldiers were guaranteed their old jobs back when the war was over.