In the background is an AVRO York transport aircraft, it was developed in
1941 and used to transport goods, troops VIPs etc.
During the Berlin Airlift
1948/9 the Yorks made over 58,000 trips almost half of the British sorties.
front of the aircraft are a group of AVRO workers, on the right of the back row
is Molly Williams.
During the 1939-45 War 17,000 workers were employed in
aircraft production at AVRO, 60% of them were women.
Over 5,000 aircraft were
built there until production ceased and the factory was closed in January
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