A4 Digital Print | 10 Hour Shift
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Women like Georgina Gardiner Gray, Robbie’s great grandmother and the woman who inspired this business, worked day and night producing munitions during World War 2. They shattered the glass ceiling at a time when a woman’s place was assumed to belong in the home, by taking to industrial, blue collar work like a duck to water. The hours were long, the work was dirty and repetitive, and one mistake could result in an explosion. Not only could this kill factory workers, it could potentially cripple Britain’s war effort. Now that’s pressure. In Glasgow women worked with a powder which died her skin yellow just like munitions workers of WW1. This saw the comeback of the famous WW1 nickname for munitionettes – Canary Girls. The Canary Girls not only fuelled the war effort and kept the country running, they proved that women were capable of doing a man’s job and in many ways their contribution paved the way for the equality movement. Not only did they work 10-hour shifts throughout the war, they shifted society's view of women from domestic housewives to captains of industry.