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1st June 2023

Women also wore aprons in a wide range of working roles during the Second World War, yet although around 35% of women were in the workforce in 1951, that decade saw much debate about women's roles and there was great pressure on them to swap sturdy aprons like these for domestic pinnies. Evelyn Dunbar (1906-60) was a brilliant documenter of the Women's Land Army; this is Women's Land Army Dairy Training (1940, Imperial War Museum).

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