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1950s Collection

Background image1950s Collection: Torquay Old Harbour EAW031975

Torquay Old Harbour EAW031975
Torquay, Devon. The Old Harbour and Princess Gardens, 1950

Background image1950s Collection: Caroline Square Skipton a58_00217

Caroline Square Skipton a58_00217
75 - 79 Caroline Square, Skipton, Craven, North Yorkshire. A view from the north-west looking towards 75-79 Caroline Square and 2-10 New Market Street

Background image1950s Collection: Rover factory JLP01_01_045_32

Rover factory JLP01_01_045_32
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. An interior view of the Rover factory in Solihull, showing workers polishing Rover P4 series cars

Background image1950s Collection: Topping out JLP01_08_051048a

Topping out JLP01_08_051048a
BERKELEY POWER STATION, BERKELEY, HAM AND STONE, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A view of cranes on either side of a reactor on the Berkeley Nuclear Power Station construction site

Background image1950s Collection: St Albans Abbey HKR01_04_010

St Albans Abbey HKR01_04_010
St Albans Cathedral, St. Albans, Hertfordshire. View of the east end of the cathedral church, with cars parked outside

Background image1950s Collection: Carlton House Terrace P_C00423_006

Carlton House Terrace P_C00423_006
Coronation Procession for Queen Elizabeth II, 1953. The Mall, City of Westminster, Greater London. A view from the Citadel showing crowds watching the coronation procession of Queen Elizabeth II

Background image1950s Collection: Ferris wheel JLP01_08_021563

Ferris wheel JLP01_08_021563
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A man and a child on a Ferris wheel during a Laing staff trip to Skegness. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background image1950s Collection: Demolition and clearance JLP01_065_17

Demolition and clearance JLP01_065_17
CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. The demolition of a chimney stack belonging to a derelict boiler house, during site preparation work for the construction of Coryton Oil Refinery

Background image1950s Collection: Working at height JLP01_01_089_54

Working at height JLP01_01_089_54
PLYMOUTH B POWER STATION, CITY OF PLYMOUTH. A worker laying bricks to the top of the chimney shaft during the construction of Plymouth B Power Station

Background image1950s Collection: Widnes And Runcorn Transporter Bridge AA55_04292

Widnes And Runcorn Transporter Bridge AA55_04292
Widnes And Runcorn Transporter Bridge, Widnes, Halton. A view of the Widnes - Runcorn Transporter Bridge, showing vehicles on the moving platform, early 1950s

Background image1950s Collection: High jump JLP01_08_046949

High jump JLP01_08_046949
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A man performing a high jump during a sports day at Laings Elstree Sports Club

Background image1950s Collection: Manouevring a concrete caisson JLP01_01_064_42

Manouevring a concrete caisson JLP01_01_064_42
TILBURY DOCKS, CHADWELL ST MARY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A view of the cooling water intake caisson for Coryton Oil Refinery leaving the lock at Tilbury Docks

Background image1950s Collection: Kitchen interior JLP01_08_007482

Kitchen interior JLP01_08_007482
Hareclive Road, Hartcliffe, City of Bristol. Two women admiring a fridge in the kitchen of the 3000th Easiform dwelling to be completed in Bristol, on the day of the ceremonial opening

Background image1950s Collection: Newark Moot Hall OP35559

Newark Moot Hall OP35559
MOOT HALL, 18 MARKET PLACE, NEWARK, NEWARK AND SHERWOOD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. The main, south elevation of the Moot Hall (former Town Hall) viewed from the Market Place, whilst the premises of A F Coyne

Background image1950s Collection: Clock Tower Court EFC01_01_05_015_20920

Clock Tower Court EFC01_01_05_015_20920
Clock Tower Court, Park Avenue, Bexhill on Sea, Bexhill-on-Sea, Rother, East Sussex. The south facade of Clock Tower Court, showing flats 1-9 and the projecting balconies

Background image1950s Collection: Skipton High Street a58_00210

Skipton High Street a58_00210
HIGH STREET, SKIPTON, CRAVEN, NORTH YORKSHIRE. A view from Caroline Square looking north along the High Street, showing the shops on either side

Background image1950s Collection: Skipton Sheep Street a58_00214

Skipton Sheep Street a58_00214
SHEEP STREET, SKIPTON, CRAVEN, NORTH YORKSHIRE. Exterior view from the south-east showing the front elevations of 6-16 Sheep Street

Background image1950s Collection: Skipton High Street a58_00211

Skipton High Street a58_00211
HIGH STREET, SKIPTON, CRAVEN, NORTH YORKSHIRE. A view from Caroline Square looking north, showing the buildings at the southern end of Sheep Street and the High Street

Background image1950s Collection: Boots in Skipton a58_00215

Boots in Skipton a58_00215
SHEEP STREET, SKIPTON, CRAVEN, NORTH YORKSHIRE. Exterior view of the front elevation of Boots the Chemist on Sheep Street

Background image1950s Collection: Prescot Old Town Hall a53_10236

Prescot Old Town Hall a53_10236
Old Town Hall, Market Place, Prescot, Knowsley. The Old Town Hall viewed from the east showing the shops at ground level and the dilapidated upper storeys, 1953

Background image1950s Collection: Outside Buckingham Palace P_C00422_006

Outside Buckingham Palace P_C00422_006
Coronation Procession for Queen Elizabeth II, 1953. Buckingham Palace, The Mall, City of Westminster, Greater London. View from the Queen Victoria Memorial

Background image1950s Collection: Runway construction JLP01_08_007948

Runway construction JLP01_08_007948
RAF Gaydon, Gaydon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. Work underway on the construction of a new runway at Gaydon Airfield

Background image1950s Collection: Roofing JLP01_08_008427

Roofing JLP01_08_008427
RAF Gaydon, Gaydon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. A man fitting corrugated roofing panels onto the roof of a newly constructed building at Gaydon Airfield

Background image1950s Collection: On the beach JLP01_08_021246a

On the beach JLP01_08_021246a
LLANDUDNO, CONWY, WALES. Hilda Laing on the beach at Llandudno during a Laing staff trip. In 1947, after a seven year break, Laing had resurrected their Area Outings for staff and their families

Background image1950s Collection: Manouevring a concrete caisson JLP01_01_064_48

Manouevring a concrete caisson JLP01_01_064_48
TILBURY DOCKS, CHADWELL ST MARY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A view from a boat showing the cooling water intake caisson for Coryton Oil Refinery leaving Tilbury Docks

Background image1950s Collection: Dockmaster JLP01_01_064_41

Dockmaster JLP01_01_064_41
TILBURY DOCKS, CHADWELL ST MARY, THURROCK, ESSEX. Captain W. R. Crouch, Dockmaster at Tilbury Docks, directing operations in the lock as the cooling water intake caisson for Coryton Oil Refinery

Background image1950s Collection: Manouevring a concrete caisson JLP01_01_063_04

Manouevring a concrete caisson JLP01_01_063_04
TILBURY DOCKS, CHADWELL ST MARY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A view of the cooling water intake caisson for Coryton Oil Refinery leaving Tilbury Dock to begin its journey down the Thames

Background image1950s Collection: Reclaiming the course JLP01_08_08786

Reclaiming the course JLP01_08_08786
Whitley Bay Golf Course, Whitley Bay, NORTH TYNESIDE

Background image1950s Collection: Reclaiming the course JLP01_08_08782

Reclaiming the course JLP01_08_08782
Whitley Bay Golf Course, Whitley Bay, NORTH TYNESIDE. A view of the restoration of Whitley Bay Golf Course following the completion of opencast mining on the site

Background image1950s Collection: Walcott Beach RAF_540_1013_v_0003

Walcott Beach RAF_540_1013_v_0003
Walcott, Norfolk. On the night of 31 January 1953 a combination of a high spring tide and a severe European windstorm caused a storm tide

Background image1950s Collection: Loading lorries JLP01_01_029_50

Loading lorries JLP01_01_029_50
SHOREHAM CEMENT WORKS, UPPER BEEDING, HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX. Lorries in the lorry loading bay at Shoreham Cement Works being loaded with sacks of Blue Circle Ferrocrete

Background image1950s Collection: Rover factory JLP01_01_045_36

Rover factory JLP01_01_045_36
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. An interior view of the Rover factory in Solihull showing manufacturing in progress of the Rover P4 series of cars

Background image1950s Collection: New cars JLP01_01_045_30

New cars JLP01_01_045_30
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. A view of newly manufactured Rover P4 series cars lined up outside the Rover factory in Solihull

Background image1950s Collection: Rover factory JLP01_01_045_29

Rover factory JLP01_01_045_29
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. An exterior view of the Rover factory in Solihull, with car parts and various Rovers outside

Background image1950s Collection: Red Lion Wharf JLP01_01_063_61

Red Lion Wharf JLP01_01_063_61
Red Lion Wharf, Northfleet, Gravesend, Gravesham, Kent. Laing workers preparing the dry dock at Red Lion Wharf, Gravesend

Background image1950s Collection: Site for Plymouth B Power Station JLP01_01_089_39

Site for Plymouth B Power Station JLP01_01_089_39
PLYMOUTH B POWER STATION, CITY OF PLYMOUTH. A view of the construction site for Plymouth B Power Station, with Plymouth A Power Station in the background

Background image1950s Collection: Underbridge construction JLP01_08_053203

Underbridge construction JLP01_08_053203
M1 Motorway, Structure 66 Railway Underbridge, M1, Quinton, South Northamptonshire. A precast cantilever beam being lifted into position during the construction of Structure 66

Background image1950s Collection: Trucks refuelling JLP01_08_052141

Trucks refuelling JLP01_08_052141
M1 Motorway, M1, Watford, Daventry, Northamptonshire. A view of a Shell-BP petrol station at the headquarters of Project D on the London to Yorkshire Motorway (the M1), near Watford Village

Background image1950s Collection: Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_26

Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_26
Ford Motor Company Works, Thames Foundry, Dagenham, Havering, Greater London. A view of the new foundry under construction at the Ford Motor Company Works

Background image1950s Collection: Billiards room JLP01_01_070_39

Billiards room JLP01_01_070_39
FAWLEY ESSO OIL REFINERY, FAWLEY, NEW FOREST, HAMPSHIRE. A view inside the Esso Social Centre at Fawley showing billiard tables and a bar on the far wall

Background image1950s Collection: Opening of Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_021310

Opening of Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_021310
CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A view of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and dignitaries at an exhibition stand at Coryton Oil Refinery

Background image1950s Collection: Opening of Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_021308

Opening of Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_021308
CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. Mrs J. W. Laing being presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at the ceremonial opening of Coryton Oil Refinery Coryton Oil Refinery was

Background image1950s Collection: Coryton Refinery control room JLP01_08_020884a

Coryton Refinery control room JLP01_08_020884a
CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A worker operating the control board in the control room of the Air-Lift Thermofor Catalytic Cracking Unit at Coryton Oil Refinery

Background image1950s Collection: Piling foundations JLP01_01_167_38

Piling foundations JLP01_01_167_38
CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. Foundation work in progress for the Crude Distillation Unit at Coryton Oil Refinery

Background image1950s Collection: Coryton Refinery cafeteria JLP01_067_26

Coryton Refinery cafeteria JLP01_067_26
CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. Staff using the food counter at the newly built self-service cafeteria at Coryton Oil Refinery

Background image1950s Collection: Outfall works JLP01_01_077_68

Outfall works JLP01_01_077_68
BERKELEY POWER STATION, BERKELEY, HAM AND STONE, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. An aerial view looking east over the Berkeley Nuclear Power Station construction site, showing the outfall works

Background image1950s Collection: Parking at the office JLP01_01_075_38

Parking at the office JLP01_01_075_38
BERKELEY POWER STATION, BERKELEY, HAM AND STONE, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Looking south-west over the temporary offices on the Berkeley Nuclear Power Station construction site

Background image1950s Collection: Constructing Reactor 1 JLP01_01_075_16

Constructing Reactor 1 JLP01_01_075_16
BERKELEY POWER STATION, BERKELEY, HAM AND STONE, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A view looking east over Reactor No.1 during the construction of Berkeley Nuclear Power Station



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