This is a photo of Mary Jane Clinton, aged 26. Mary had been widowed twice; she was left without a pension and three young children to look after. Mary with typical northeast grit fought back against her circumstances. She earned herself a living by becoming the first woman porter at Stockton Station during the First World War, though she had to give half her wage to the person who looked after her children.
Thank you to Mary Janes daughter Mary for supplying the photograph.