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Department Photo
Accession No P00214
Caption Shop frontage, High Street, Falkirk
Date photo taken Post 1934
Brief Description View of the exterior of the Scotch Wool & Hosiery Stores shop. The street is cobbled and the building is built of stone. The lamp standard has been painted black and white and has a Belisha crossing light fitted. A sign on it points down Lint Riggs to the 'LNER Station - Grahamston'.
Photographer or Artist Brown, A C
Subject Category Scotch Wool And Hosiery Shop/Shop/Textile Industry
Fleming, Reid & Co/Shop/Textile Industry
Subject Place Scotch Wool and Hosiery Shop/High St/Falkirk town centre/Falkirk area
Associated Notes Between the wars one in four working women worked in distribution, food and drink. Shop work was regarded by many working class women as higher status than a factory job. Nearly half of all shop assistants in Scotland in the late 1930s were under 20 years of age. It was known for lack of security, for age discrimination, snobbery between grades and low trade union membership.

Belisha crossings were introduced in 1934.
Grid Ref NS 887 800
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