London Transport employees knitting clothes for the armed forces

Topical Press1940-01-19

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum
United Kingdom

This photo was taken during the Second World War at the Effra Road Printing Works in Brixton. The works produced tickets, timetables and information leaflets for London Transport (L.T.).

The four employees in the photo are surrounded by large stacks of tickets. They are probably WarCo volunteers. The War Comforts Fund Association (WarCo) provided relief for the victims of air raids. It also raised money for cigarettes to send to servicemen, and its members knitted clothing for them.

At its peak there were 12,000 L.T. staff, men as well as women, knitting for WarCo. Of the four women here, the two on the right are winding a ball of wool, while the two on the left are knitting.


  • Title: London Transport employees knitting clothes for the armed forces
  • Creator: Topical Press
  • Date Created: 1940-01-19
  • Location Created: Lambeth
  • Subject Keywords: Wartime
  • External Link: Record in London Transport Museum Collections Online
  • Reference number: 1998/23471
  • Item location: Acton Depot

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