When the Waterloo Bridge over River Thames opened in the December 1945, Deputy Prime Minister, Herbert Morrison spoke on its inauguration:
The men who built Waterloo Bridge are fortunate men. They know that although their names may be forgotten, their work will be a pride and use to London for many generations to come.
Although well-meaning, what Morrison failed to acknowledge was that a substantial number of workers who built the bridge were actually women.
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Waterloo Bridge in London. Photo: Maurie Hill | Dreamstime.com