Black and white photograph showing women assembling mine casing.
During the Second World War, the Boosey & Hawkes factory in Edgware was seconded for the production of components for munitions and aircraft. This photograph shows women producing casings for magnetic "limpet" mines. Women were a vital part of the workforce at Boosey & Hawkes during the Second World War. They worked to produce supplies for the war effort and helped the factory to continue pared-down instrument production and maintain a repair service.