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  1. Tahlia Coombs says

    The Sterling Telephone & Electric Co., in Dagenham (then Essex, now London) manufactured wireless equipment for the Royal Flying Corp during World War I. It employed dozens of women and Queen Mary visited the factory. The women formed a popular football team, described above as the Ladies Sterling Football Club. A local newspaper reported that when Armistice was announced, the team played an impromptu match against an RAF team in celebration. The article, in the Romford Times of 13/11/1918, devoted more inches to describing the match than to the news of peace!

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