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Newsagent stand at Truro railway station, Cornwall. 1915

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Newsagent stand at Truro railway station, Cornwall. 1915

Newsagents stand with two female staff on the platform during World War 1

Royal Cornwall Museum is the UK's Greatest Museum For Cornish Life & Culture

TRURI : RYtru.7

Media ID 12352365

© From the collection of the RIC

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Preserving History - A Snapshot of Resilience and Empowerment during World War I

EDITORS COMMENTS
. This print from the Royal Cornwall Museum takes us back to the year 1915, amidst the chaos and uncertainty of World War I. Standing proudly at Truro railway station in Cornwall, we witness a newsagent stand bustling with activity. Two remarkable women, adorned in their traditional attire, exude determination as they serve passengers on the platform. In this poignant image, we catch a glimpse of how ordinary individuals played an extraordinary role during times of crisis. As men were called away to fight on distant battlefields, women stepped up to fill crucial positions across various industries. These two resilient ladies embody that spirit of resilience and empowerment. Behind them stands a display filled with newspapers - windows into both local events and global conflicts. In an era without instant communication or social media updates, these papers served as lifelines for communities hungry for information about loved ones fighting overseas. The Great Western Railway (GWR) train in the background symbolizes connectivity even amidst turmoil—a reminder that life continues despite war's upheaval. The GWR was instrumental in transporting troops and supplies throughout Britain during this period. As we admire this historical photograph captured over a century ago, let us remember those who worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes—often overlooked heroes—who ensured that vital news reached people's hands when they needed it most. Their dedication echoes through time as a testament to human resilience and unity during challenging times like World War I.

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