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1940s Collection (#2)

Background image1940s Collection: Bomb site clearance P_H00230_006

Bomb site clearance P_H00230_006
Whitmore Estate, Kingsland Road, Hoxton, Shoreditch, Hackney, Greater London. Men at work during reconstruction of flats on the Whitmore Estate in Hoxton following war damage

Background image1940s Collection: Post war prefabrication P_H00212_006

Post war prefabrication P_H00212_006
Two men constructing the upper storey of a Spooner house using plywood panels, 1947. Spooner houses were produced by Hull based manufacturer J L Spooner Ltd and were timber framed with a brick skin

Background image1940s Collection: Post-War prefabrication P_H00212_007

Post-War prefabrication P_H00212_007
A man assembling the plywood panels of a Spooner house, 1947. Spooner houses were produced by Hull based manufacturer J L Spooner Ltd and were timber framed with a brick skin

Background image1940s Collection: Huddington Court BB48_00255

Huddington Court BB48_00255
HUDDINGTON COURT, HUDDINGTON, WYCHAVON, WORCESTERSHIRE. Exterior view of Huddington Court, with a body of water and paved garden in the foreground

Background image1940s Collection: Selworthy BB48_00257

Selworthy BB48_00257
SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET. View of thatched cottages in Selworthy, looking down the valley to the rest of the village

Background image1940s Collection: Cleeve Abbey BB48_00245

Cleeve Abbey BB48_00245
CLEEVE ABBEY, CHAPTER HOUSE, OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET. An external view of the chapter house in Cleeve Abbey, seen from the cloister

Background image1940s Collection: King Johns Bridge BB48_00253

King Johns Bridge BB48_00253
KING JOHNs BRIDGE, TEWKESBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A view of King Johns Bridge, looking south-east down Mythe Road. A view of King Johns Bridge, spanning The River Avon

Background image1940s Collection: Home Farm, Church Street, Bunny, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire. The carriage entrance

Home Farm, Church Street, Bunny, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire. The carriage entrance and adjoining cottages at Home Farm (now demolished) showing the gable wall bearing the date 1739

Background image1940s Collection: Dunster Castle Mill a48_05574

Dunster Castle Mill a48_05574
CASTLE MILL, MILL LANE, DUNSTER PARK, DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET. A view of Dunster Castle Mill, an 18th century water mill attached to a gateway

Background image1940s Collection: Church Steps a48_05560

Church Steps a48_05560
MINEHEAD, WEST SOMERSET. View of Church Steps leading down towards Vicarage Road, and overlooking parts of Minehead. View of Church Steps from the top, overlooking parts of Minehead

Background image1940s Collection: Ashford shops HAB01_01_08_01

Ashford shops HAB01_01_08_01
Church Road, Ashford, Spelthorne, Surrey. Exterior view from the south-west showing the shopping parade at 2-12 Church Road

Background image1940s Collection: Ashford shops HAB01_01_08_03

Ashford shops HAB01_01_08_03
Church Road, Ashford, Spelthorne, Surrey. Exterior view from the south-west showing the shopping parade at 2-12 Church Road

Background image1940s Collection: Kingsbury Road shops HAB01_01_03_02

Kingsbury Road shops HAB01_01_03_02
Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, Brent, Greater London. Exterior view from the north-west of the shopping parade at 553-573 Kingsbury Road

Background image1940s Collection: Beaconsfield Parade HAB01_01_07_07

Beaconsfield Parade HAB01_01_07_07
Beaconsfield Parade, Mottingham, Bromley, Greater London. Exterior view from the south-east showing the shops at Beaconsfield Parade, on the corner of Kimmeridge Road and Beaconsfield Road

Background image1940s Collection: Repairing Wedmore Estate P_H00258_001

Repairing Wedmore Estate P_H00258_001
Wedmore Estate, Wessex Buildings, Wedmore Street, Holloway, Islington, Greater London. Builders working on the repair of war damaged London Council Council flats, at the Wedmore Estate

Background image1940s Collection: Bricklayer P_H00261_003

Bricklayer P_H00261_003
Millbank Estate, Ruskin House, Herrick Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. A bricklayer at work on the repair of Ruskin House on the Millbank Estate

Background image1940s Collection: Repairing bomb damage P_H00252_004

Repairing bomb damage P_H00252_004
Millbank Estate, Erasmus Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. Two workmen repairing bomb damage to London Council Council (LCC) flats on the Millbank Estate

Background image1940s Collection: Poole shops a53_02629

Poole shops a53_02629
96-96A High Street, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, 1942. The exterior of 96 & 96A High Street, premises of a very futuristic looking J&M Stone (96) and more traditional Barrie Ltd (96A)

Background image1940s Collection: Poole shops a53_02970

Poole shops a53_02970
159 High Street, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, 1942. The exterior of 159 High Street, premises of J Thomas & Son, photographic dealers

Background image1940s Collection: Butchers shop a48_00569

Butchers shop a48_00569
J H Bloom, Butchers Shop, Church Street, North Walsham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, 1947. Exterior view from the north-west of the premises of J H Bloom, Butcher, at 14 Church Street

Background image1940s Collection: Dutch gable a48_01352

Dutch gable a48_01352
75 Market Place, Swaffham, Breckland, Norfolk, 1947. Exterior view from the south-west of 75 Market Place, showing the Dutch gable on the west elevation

Background image1940s Collection: Butchers shop a48_00566

Butchers shop a48_00566
J O Kent, Butchers Shop, 7 - 9 Market Street, North Walsham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, 1947. The premises of J O Kent, Butchers, at 7-9 Market Street

Background image1940s Collection: Florists shop a48_00564

Florists shop a48_00564
J Hall Florists Shop, Mundesley Road, North Walsham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, 1947. Exterior view from the south-east of 1 Mundesley Road, a florist shop occupied by J Hall

Background image1940s Collection: North Walsham Church a48_00579

North Walsham Church a48_00579
St Nicholas Church, North Walsham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, 1947. Exterior view from the south-west showing the ruined pre-Conquest tower at the west end of St Nicholas Church

Background image1940s Collection: Chester Rows a42_09178

Chester Rows a42_09178
32-34 Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, 1942. The buildings date from the medieval period but were refronted in brick, probably in circa 1811

Background image1940s Collection: Roofless church a44_00568

Roofless church a44_00568
St Johns Church, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, Greater London. Interior view of the bomb damaged remains of St Johns Church, showing the east end, June 1941

Background image1940s Collection: Policeman a42_09125

Policeman a42_09125
National Westminster Bank, 33 Eastgate Street, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, Autumn 1942. A policeman directing traffic in front of the Westminster Bank at the junction of Eastgate Street

Background image1940s Collection: Lion Brewery a44_02523

Lion Brewery a44_02523
Sun Inn, 14-16 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, 1942. Exterior view showing the front elevations of the Lion Brewery and the Sun Inn, 1942. The Lion Brewery has since been demolished

Background image1940s Collection: Life preserver JLP01_07_016_011

Life preserver JLP01_07_016_011
WEYMOUTH, WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND, DORSET. A view looking in a north-westerly direction from near the entrance to Weymouth Harbour, showing a lifebuoy in the foreground hanging from quayside railings

Background image1940s Collection: Railings JLP01_07_016_015

Railings JLP01_07_016_015
WEYMOUTH, WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND, DORSET. A view from the Pier Bandstand in Weymouth, looking north over railings towards Brunswick Terrace and Greenhill beach

Background image1940s Collection: Fishing from the quay JLP01_07_016_009

Fishing from the quay JLP01_07_016_009
WEYMOUTH, WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND, DORSET. Looking down at a man fishing from the quayside at Weymouth Harbour. This photograph was taken during a Laing staff outing to Weymouth

Background image1940s Collection: Dressed for the beach JLP01_08_000244

Dressed for the beach JLP01_08_000244
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A portrait of a smartly dressed man and woman on a Laing staff outing to Skegness. A group of about 100 people attended this outing from contracts in Grimsby

Background image1940s Collection: Amusements JLP01_08_000243

Amusements JLP01_08_000243
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A woman with a child in a pushchair at an amusement park during a Laing staff outing to Skegness

Background image1940s Collection: Start them early JLP01_08_000242

Start them early JLP01_08_000242
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A Laing worker helping a small child build a sandcastle on the beach, during a staff outing to Skegness

Background image1940s Collection: Textile factory JLP01_08_044898

Textile factory JLP01_08_044898
PATONS AND BALDWINS KNITTING FACTORY, LINGFIELD CLOSE, DARLINGTON. Two women working machinery in the spinning shed at Patons and Baldwins knitting factory

Background image1940s Collection: Textile factory JLP01_08_044897

Textile factory JLP01_08_044897
PATONS AND BALDWINS KNITTING FACTORY, LINGFIELD CLOSE, DARLINGTON. Rows of spinning machinery in the spinning shed at Patons and Baldwins knitting factory

Background image1940s Collection: Stick of rock JLP01_08_001082

Stick of rock JLP01_08_001082
MINEHEAD, WEST SOMERSET. A portrait of a child eating a stick of rock during an outing of Laing staff and families to Minehead

Background image1940s Collection: Cricket on the beach JLP01_08_001074

Cricket on the beach JLP01_08_001074
MINEHEAD, WEST SOMERSET. A group of people playing cricket on the beach, with a young boy as batsman, during a Laing staff outing to Minehead

Background image1940s Collection: Derrick cranes JLP01_01_007_21

Derrick cranes JLP01_01_007_21
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. An aerial view showing derrick cranes and a concrete batching plant amid heaps of aggregate at Filton Airfield, during the construction of a new runway

Background image1940s Collection: Runway construction JLP01_01_007_05

Runway construction JLP01_01_007_05
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. An aerial view showing trucks and workmen on the runway at Filton Airfield during concreting

Background image1940s Collection: Runway construction JLP01_01_007_01

Runway construction JLP01_01_007_01
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. An aerial view from the west showing the construction of a new runway at Filton Airfield

Background image1940s Collection: Compacting machinery JLP01_01_006_44

Compacting machinery JLP01_01_006_44
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A 10 ton rubber tyred wobble wheel roller, pulled by a caterpillar tractor, compacting ground during the construction of a new runway at Filton Airfield

Background image1940s Collection: Sheepsfoot roller JLP01_01_006_42

Sheepsfoot roller JLP01_01_006_42
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A sheepsfoot roller carrying out compaction work during the construction of the runway at Filton

Background image1940s Collection: Concrete batching plant JLP01_01_006_09

Concrete batching plant JLP01_01_006_09
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A concrete batching plant, with a Laing truck being loaded in the foreground, at Filton Airfield during the construction of a new runway

Background image1940s Collection: Loading a lorry JLP01_01_005_35

Loading a lorry JLP01_01_005_35
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A dragline excavator depositing material from a bucket into a flatbed van during the construction of a new runway at Filton Airfield

Background image1940s Collection: Refuelling JLP01_01_004_73

Refuelling JLP01_01_004_73
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A Laing face shovel excavator refuelling from a 750 gallon tanker at Filton Airfield during the construction of a new runway

Background image1940s Collection: Lorries JLP01_01_005_19

Lorries JLP01_01_005_19
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Rapid Concrete Breaking Co Ltd trucks at Filton Airfield during construction of a runway, with construction work in progress beyond

Background image1940s Collection: Ford Pilot JLP01_07_016_004

Ford Pilot JLP01_07_016_004
A Ford Pilot car transporting Laing director W M Johnson and his wife during a staff outing to Weymouth. Ford Pilot cars were manufactured by Ford UK from August 1947 until 1951



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