Saturday, October 25, 2008

White Hart Lane – July 1916

With little football being played at the major football grounds some were converted into makeshift factories. Tottenham Hotspurs’ ground, White Hart Lane, was just off the High Road in Tottenham and was formerly the site of a market garden. This factory was used to make gas masks and other protective equipment; almost all the workers were women. This picture shows some of the women modelling the leather hoods with the eyeholes cut out. There's no truth in the rumour that this is a recent photograph of Spurs supporters who are currently going down the Lane incognito.

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