I was told my paternal grandmother was a 'clippy' on Salford trams in WW1. I know my grandad worked for them, Definately when he came out of the army, untill the trams stopped. I think thats how they met. Her name was Elsie Geldard.
Nice to know that they got together after working on the trams. I say this as I have read articles stating that there was quite a bit of resentment between the sexes when the men returned home and wanted to return to their jobs. The ladies had obviously enjoyed the work and the independence that it brought, a lot of these women wanted to continue working and did not wish to return to their dull and arduous duties at home.
The fact that war widows were regarded as ex- servicemen is very interesting. To my mind only right and proper that they were. I feel that our unfortunate war widows at the present should also be looked upon and treated in the same way.
Ned, Thanks for your reply,You have given me something to think about. I believe my grandad may have been injured and returned to the trams early. All I have is family stories(which I have found are not always 100% accurate.) I know that my grandad's family were not happy with them getting together, as his mum was a widow, he was supporting the family. I will now dig a bit deeper. Do you know if there are any records kept of Tram employees?