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Munition workers in Taunton.

Planning application for the installation of toilets to Messrs Newton’s Ltd., Railway Street, Taunton, for girl munitions workers. Submitted in October 1915. Prior to the war Newtons Ltd., were electrical engineers, employing only men. By 1915 they had started to produce munitions and to employ women to meet the labour shortage – women workers meant the need for extra toilets.

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