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1950s Collection (#4)

Background image1950s Collection: Balloons JLP01_08_202223

Balloons JLP01_08_202223
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Parents and children playing with balloons at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background image1950s Collection: Mothers and toddlers JLP01_08_020204

Mothers and toddlers JLP01_08_020204
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Parents with their children watching the entertainment at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background image1950s Collection: Dancefloor JLP01_08_054037

Dancefloor JLP01_08_054037
The Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol. A group of people dancing at the Grand Hotel. This dinner and dance was attended by staff from Laings South-Western region with retiring directors

Background image1950s Collection: Arcade games JLP01_08_021570

Arcade games JLP01_08_021570
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A row of people playing a roll a ball game in an amusement arcade during a Laing staff trip to Skegness

Background image1950s Collection: Ferris wheel JLP01_08_021567

Ferris wheel JLP01_08_021567
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A couple riding on a Ferris wheel during a Laing staff trip to Skegness. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background image1950s Collection: Waltzers JLP01_08_021564

Waltzers JLP01_08_021564
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A man and a woman riding on a waltzer during a Laing staff trip to Skegness. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background image1950s Collection: Arcade games JLP01_08_021566

Arcade games JLP01_08_021566
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. Adults and children around a game machine at an amusement park, during a Laing staff trip to Skegness

Background image1950s Collection: Boat ride JLP01_08_021558

Boat ride JLP01_08_021558
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A couple and a young boy in a boat on a water ride during a Laing staff day trip to Skegness

Background image1950s Collection: Miniature railway JLP01_08_021572

Miniature railway JLP01_08_021572
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. Three men accompanying a young child riding on a miniature railway engine during a Laing staff trip to Skegness

Background image1950s Collection: Building Plymouth Wharf JLP01_01_033_13

Building Plymouth Wharf JLP01_01_033_13
PLYMOUTH WHARF, CITY OF PLYMOUTH. A team of men fixing steel reinforcements during the construction of Plymouth Wharf. Plymouth Wharf was built by Laing in the early 1950s

Background image1950s Collection: Runway construction JLP01_08_008192

Runway construction JLP01_08_008192
RAF Gaydon, Gaydon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. A man standing on a roller during the laying of asphalt on a new runway under construction at Gaydon Airfield

Background image1950s Collection: Runway construction JLP01_08_008198

Runway construction JLP01_08_008198
RAF Gaydon, Gaydon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. A man working during the construction of Gaydon Airfield, using a lever tool to remove a rivet fastening from shuttering formwork running along

Background image1950s Collection: Concrete foundations JLP01_08_008177

Concrete foundations JLP01_08_008177
RAF Gaydon, Gaydon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. Men carrying out construction work at Gaydon Airfield, pouring and levelling concrete during the concreting of a buildings footprint

Background image1950s Collection: Compacting the runway JLP01_08_022162a

Compacting the runway JLP01_08_022162a
RAF Gaydon, Gaydon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. A workman operating a Holman compactor during concreting of a runway or aircraft apron at Gaydon Airfield

Background image1950s Collection: Carpentry JLP01_08_008287

Carpentry JLP01_08_008287
RAF Gaydon, Gaydon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. A workman using an electric circular saw to cut wood for use in the construction of buildings at Gaydon Airfield

Background image1950s Collection: Playtime JLP01_08_007740

Playtime JLP01_08_007740
Maryport Primary School, Maryport, Allerdale, Cumbria. Schoolchildren playing during breaktime at Maryport Primary School, September 1952

Background image1950s Collection: Day trip by train JLP01_08_008843a

Day trip by train JLP01_08_008843a
LONDON WATERLOO STATION, YORK ROAD, WATERLOO, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. A steam train chartered by Laing leaving Waterloo station, transporting Laings London office on a staff outing to Bournemouth

Background image1950s Collection: Paddling JLP01_08_021236

Paddling JLP01_08_021236
LLANDUDNO, CONWY, WALES. A man holding the hand of a toddler on the beach during a Laing staff trip to Llandudno. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background image1950s Collection: Train ride JLP01_08_043914

Train ride JLP01_08_043914
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Children taking a ride on a miniature train named The Continental Express during a Laing sports day at Elstree

Background image1950s Collection: Train ride JLP01_08_043913

Train ride JLP01_08_043913
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Children riding in a miniature train carriage and waving at the camera during a Laing sports day at Elstree

Background image1950s Collection: Conductor JLP01_08_010226

Conductor JLP01_08_010226
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A man conducting a brass band during a sports meeting held at Laings Sports Club in Elstree

Background image1950s Collection: Waitressing race JLP01_08_043916

Waitressing race JLP01_08_043916
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Three women with trays of refreshments competing in a waitressing race during a Laing sports day at Elstree

Background image1950s Collection: Clowns JLP01_08_053676

Clowns JLP01_08_053676
JOHN LAING AND SON LIMITED, PAGE STREET, MILL HILL, BARNET, GREATER LONDON. Two men, dressed as clowns, entertaining children at a childrens Christmas party at Mill Hill

Background image1950s Collection: Sitting down for tea JLP01_08_045157

Sitting down for tea JLP01_08_045157
JOHN LAING AND SON LIMITED, PAGE STREET, MILL HILL, BARNET, GREATER LONDON. Children seated for tea at a Christmas party. This Christmas party was held for the children of Laing staff who worked at

Background image1950s Collection: Accordion recital JLP01_08_008458

Accordion recital JLP01_08_008458
JOHN LAING AND SON LIMITED, PAGE STREET, MILL HILL, BARNET, GREATER LONDON. Miss A Hatch playing an accordion at the Sports Club annual dinner

Background image1950s Collection: Bristol Sycamore JLP01_08_051520

Bristol Sycamore JLP01_08_051520
JOHN LAING AND SON LIMITED, PAGE STREET, MILL HILL, BARNET, GREATER LONDON. J M Laing with a party of men on board Laings Bristol Sycamore helicopter

Background image1950s Collection: Bristol Sycamore JLP01_08_051521a

Bristol Sycamore JLP01_08_051521a
JOHN LAING AND SON LIMITED, PAGE STREET, MILL HILL, BARNET, GREATER LONDON. Looking up at Laings Bristol Sycamore helicopter with J M Laing and a party of men on board

Background image1950s Collection: Cafe JLP01_08_021573

Cafe JLP01_08_021573
Imperial Cafe, Skegness, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A group of men and women posed around a table in the Imperial Cafe during a Laing staff trip to Skegness

Background image1950s Collection: Breathe in that sea air JLP01_08_021440

Breathe in that sea air JLP01_08_021440
Ilfracombe, North Devon. A side view of a man, women and children posed on a beach, with boats in the water beyond, during a Laing staff trip to Ilfracombe in June 1954

Background image1950s Collection: Out the window JLP01_08_021559

Out the window JLP01_08_021559
Imperial Cafe, Skegness, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A group of men and a woman leaning out of a first floor window at the Imperial Cafe during a Laing staff trip to Skegness

Background image1950s Collection: Look inside JLP01_08_007475

Look inside JLP01_08_007475
Hareclive Road, Hartcliffe, City of Bristol. A group of women looking through the window of an Easiform flat as a policeman stands guard at the entrance on the day of its opening

Background image1950s Collection: Hula hooping JLP01_08_053753

Hula hooping JLP01_08_053753
Goodwyn Hall, Mill Hill, Barnet, Greater London. A crowd of people watching men and women hula hooping at a New Year Party

Background image1950s Collection: Party games JLP01_08_050875

Party games JLP01_08_050875
Goodwyn Hall, Mill Hill, Barnet, Greater London. People playing a party game at the Sports Clubs annual New Year party. Laings Sports Clubs New Year party was held for club members

Background image1950s Collection: Dancing JLP01_08_050862

Dancing JLP01_08_050862
Goodwyn Hall, Mill Hill, Barnet, Greater London. People dancing at the Sports Clubs annual New Year party. Laings Sports Clubs New Year party was held for club members

Background image1950s Collection: Party games JLP01_08_050874

Party games JLP01_08_050874
Goodwyn Hall, Mill Hill, Barnet, Greater London. People playing a party game at the Sports Clubs annual New Year party. Laings Sports Clubs New Year party was held for club members

Background image1950s Collection: Route planning JLP01_08_049267b

Route planning JLP01_08_049267b
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Two men, one holding a camera, conferring over maps beside a helicopter at Filton Airfield

Background image1950s Collection: Groundworks for the motorway JLP01_08_051773

Groundworks for the motorway JLP01_08_051773
An aerial view of construction vehicles carrying out excavation work for the construction of the London to Yorkshire Motorway (M1)

Background image1950s Collection: Hockey practice JLP01_08_045427

Hockey practice JLP01_08_045427
Alf Cannon, goalkeeper for the hockey team at Laings Sports Club, playing hockey on a snowy sports ground. A similar image was published in the April 1956 edition of Laings monthly Team Spirit

Background image1950s Collection: Tying laces JLP01_08_044517

Tying laces JLP01_08_044517
Gordon Johnson, a member of the Football Section of Laings Sports Club, smiling at the camera as he ties his shoe laces at a sports ground

Background image1950s Collection: Lucky dip JLP01_08_054089

Lucky dip JLP01_08_054089
Edgware, Barnet, Greater London. Two people at a party taking part in a lucky dip raffle. This party was laid on for retiring director W M Johnson with staff from Laings P&T depot in attendance

Background image1950s Collection: Dancing JLP01_08_054095

Dancing JLP01_08_054095
Edgware, Barnet, Greater London. Couples dancing at a party. This party was laid on for retiring director W M Johnson with staff from Laings P&T depot in attendance

Background image1950s Collection: Train ride JLP01_08_021679

Train ride JLP01_08_021679
Felixstowe, Suffolk. A man and girl riding a miniature train engine during a Laing staff trip to Felixstowe. This image was catalogued as part of the Breaking New Ground Project in partnership with

Background image1950s Collection: Pedalo JLP01_08_021676

Pedalo JLP01_08_021676
Felixstowe, Suffolk. A couple on a pedalo in the sea during a Laing staff trip to Felixstowe. In 1947, after a seven year break, Laing had resurrected their Area Outings for staff and their families

Background image1950s Collection: Family outing JLP01_08_021664

Family outing JLP01_08_021664
Felixstowe, Suffolk. A family with a young girl and a dog posed during a Laing staff trip to Felixstowe. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background image1950s Collection: Outing by train JLP01_08_08838

Outing by train JLP01_08_08838
Laing staff and family members inside a train carriage during an outing of the London office to Bournemouth. This image was catalogued as part of the Breaking New Ground Project in partnership with

Background image1950s Collection: Train journey JLP01_08_008834

Train journey JLP01_08_008834
A man and young girl seated in a train carriage with refreshments during an outing of Laings London office to Bournemouth, with the man reading a special coronation edition of Team Spirit

Background image1950s Collection: Breaktime JLP01_08_055338

Breaktime JLP01_08_055338
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. A view of the main courtyard at Arnold County High School filled with school children

Background image1950s Collection: Science lab JLP01_08_055346

Science lab JLP01_08_055346
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. The interior of one of the science laboratories at Arnold County High School, showing island benches equipped with sinks



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