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1950s Collection (#5)

Background image1950s Collection: School building JLP01_08_053962

School building JLP01_08_053962
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. A view looking north from the roof of the houseblock at Arnold County High School

Background image1950s Collection: Sealing the roof JLP01_08_053324

Sealing the roof JLP01_08_053324
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. Two workers spreading hot tar to seal the joints between roof panels during the construction of Arnold County High School

Background image1950s Collection: Checking verticals JLP01_08_053326

Checking verticals JLP01_08_053326
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. A worker up a ladder checking a column is vertical using a spirit level during the construction of Arnold County High School

Background image1950s Collection: Placing beams JLP01_08_053320

Placing beams JLP01_08_053320
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. Two workers guiding a Laingspan beam, lowered from a crane

Background image1950s Collection: Placing beams JLP01_08_053319

Placing beams JLP01_08_053319
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. Two workers guiding a Laingspan beam, lowered from a crane

Background image1950s Collection: Floor panels JLP01_08_053132

Floor panels JLP01_08_053132
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. Concrete blocks set between Laingspan beams to form the floor surface of an upper storey at Arnold County High School

Background image1950s Collection: Apprentice joiner JLP01_08_053277

Apprentice joiner JLP01_08_053277
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. An apprentice joiner, working on the construction of Arnold County High School

Background image1950s Collection: Checking floor level JLP01_08_053125a

Checking floor level JLP01_08_053125a
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. A worker using a spirit level to precisely lay a concrete footing slab for a Laingspan wall during the construction of Arnold

Background image1950s Collection: Assembling beams JLP01_08_053121

Assembling beams JLP01_08_053121
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, GEDLING ROAD, ARNOLD, GEDLING, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. Workers assembling Laingspan beams from individual concrete elements during the construction of Arnold County High School

Background image1950s Collection: Drawing the raffle JLP01_08_021734

Drawing the raffle JLP01_08_021734
Carlisle, Cumbria. A group of spectators at a Laing sports day in Carlisle, showing a man holding a box as a woman adds or removes an item from it, possibly for a raffle

Background image1950s Collection: Photo call JLP01_08_021709

Photo call JLP01_08_021709
Carlisle, Cumbria. A group of women posed for a photograph during a sports day at Laings Carlisle Sports Club. On 19th June 1954 an annual sports day was held at the Sports Club in Carlisle

Background image1950s Collection: Long jump JLP01_08_021732

Long jump JLP01_08_021732
Carlisle, Cumbria. A crowd watching a competitor perform a long jump during a sports day at Laings Carlisle Sports Club. On 19th June 1954 an annual sports day was held at the Sports Club in

Background image1950s Collection: Apple bobbing JLP01_08_021705

Apple bobbing JLP01_08_021705
Carlisle, Cumbria. Two children competing in an apple bobbing contest as a group of children and adults watch, during a Laing sports day at Carlisle

Background image1950s Collection: Train ride JLP01_08_021731

Train ride JLP01_08_021731
Carlisle, Cumbria. Children taking a ride on a miniature train named Brisco Belle during a sports day at Laings Carlisle Sports Club

Background image1950s Collection: An evening entertainment JLP01_08_008450

An evening entertainment JLP01_08_008450
Carlisle, Cumbria. A group of people performing on stage at the farewell party for W B Haughan, General Manager of Laings Carlisle branch

Background image1950s Collection: An evening entertainment JLP01_08_008447

An evening entertainment JLP01_08_008447
Carlisle, Cumbria. Rows of seated guests enjoying the evening entertainment at the farewell dinner for W B Haughan, General Manager of Laings Carlisle branch A farewell dinner

Background image1950s Collection: Outdoor refreshments JLP01_08_010288

Outdoor refreshments JLP01_08_010288
CHEDDAR, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET. A group of people seated outside a cafe in Cheddar, during a Laing staff outing to Minehead

Background image1950s Collection: Daytrippers JLP01_08_046876

Daytrippers JLP01_08_046876
BOURNEMOUTH CENTRAL STATION, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET. A family walking beside a train at Platform 3 of Bournemouth Central Station

Background image1950s Collection: Office outing JLP01_08_008887

Office outing JLP01_08_008887
BOURNEMOUTH CENTRAL STATION, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET. A long queue of people at Bournemouth train station during an outing of Laings London office to Bournemouth

Background image1950s Collection: Bournemouth beach JLP01_08_008878

Bournemouth beach JLP01_08_008878
BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET. A group of women seated in deckchairs with ice creams on the beach, during a staff outing of Laings London office to Bournemouth

Background image1950s Collection: Bournemouth beach JLP01_08_008865

Bournemouth beach JLP01_08_008865
BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET. A portrait of a group of people on the beach during a staff outing of Laings London office to Bournemouth

Background image1950s Collection: Dozing JLP01_08_008860

Dozing JLP01_08_008860
BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET. A couple dozing in deckchairs during a staff outing of Laings London office to Bournemouth. This image was catalogued as part of the Breaking New Ground Project in partnership

Background image1950s Collection: Bournemouth beach JLP01_08_008855

Bournemouth beach JLP01_08_008855
BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET. A man and three children at the shoreline on a beach in Bournemouth, during a staff outing of Laings London office

Background image1950s Collection: John Laing JLP01_08_008844

John Laing JLP01_08_008844
BOURNEMOUTH CENTRAL STATION, BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET. A portrait of John Laing holding a Rolleiflex camera outside Bournemouth train station, during a staff outing of Laings London office to Bournemouth

Background image1950s Collection: Bournemouth beach JLP01_08_008847

Bournemouth beach JLP01_08_008847
BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET. Children playing on the beach as a group of adults on deckchairs supervise, during a staff outing of Laings London office to Bournemouth

Background image1950s Collection: Reshaping the land JLP01_08_008795

Reshaping the land JLP01_08_008795
Whitley Bay Golf Course, Whitley Bay, NORTH TYNESIDE. A view of scrapers at work during the restoration of Whitley Bay Golf Course, following the completion of opencast mining on the site

Background image1950s Collection: Reshaping the land JLP01_08_008791

Reshaping the land JLP01_08_008791
Whitley Bay Golf Course, Whitley Bay, NORTH TYNESIDE. A view of scrapers at work on a spoil heap during the restoration of Whitley Bay Golf Course

Background image1950s Collection: Reclaiming the course JLP01_08_08779

Reclaiming the course JLP01_08_08779
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: Cirencester HAW01_09427_21

Cirencester HAW01_09427_21
St John The Baptists Church, Market Place, Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire. Photographed by Harold Wingham in 1952

Background image1950s Collection: Harkness Rose Gardens EAW037459

Harkness Rose Gardens EAW037459
Cambridge Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. R. Harkness and Co Ltd Nursery (The Rose Gardens), July 1951. Flower beds line the entrance front to the shop and nursery buildings

Background image1950s Collection: Skidding oil tanks JLP01_08_022844

Skidding oil tanks JLP01_08_022844
STANLOW OIL REFINERY, STANLOW, ELLESMERE PORT, CHESHIRE. An oil tank being skidded along tracks by two Caterpillar D8 tractors fitted with winches at Stanlow Oil Refinery

Background image1950s Collection: Drilling JLP01_08_010349a

Drilling JLP01_08_010349a
Solway Works, Kells, Whitehaven, Copeland, Cumbria. Close-up of a worker drilling screws into a wooden plank in a construction yard at the Solway Chemical Works in Whitehaven

Background image1950s Collection: Flight plan JLP01_08_051517

Flight plan JLP01_08_051517
Sports Ground, Elstree, Elstree and Borehamwood, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire. John Michie and a helicopter pilot deciding on a route to take back to the London to Yorkshire Motorway (the M1)

Background image1950s Collection: Culvert JLP01_08_051669

Culvert JLP01_08_051669
SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. Laing workers constructing a concrete arched culvert in Section C2 of the M1, the London to Yorkshire Motorway

Background image1950s Collection: Administration building JLP01_01_147_17

Administration building JLP01_01_147_17
SHELL HAVEN OIL REFINERY, SHELL HAVEN, STANFORD LE HOPE, ESSEX. The front elevation of the newly constructed administration building at Shell Haven Refinery

Background image1950s Collection: Administration building foyer JLP01_01_147_27

Administration building foyer JLP01_01_147_27
SHELL HAVEN OIL REFINERY, SHELL HAVEN, STANFORD LE HOPE, ESSEX. The ground floor entrance to the new administration building at Shell Haven Refinery

Background image1950s Collection: Reinforcing a floor slab JLP01_01_147_48

Reinforcing a floor slab JLP01_01_147_48
SHELL HAVEN OIL REFINERY, SHELL HAVEN, STANFORD LE HOPE, ESSEX. A worker fixing reinforcements to a floor slab with asbestos sheeting during construction of the administration building at Shell Haven

Background image1950s Collection: Lifting an H-frame JLP01_01_147_49

Lifting an H-frame JLP01_01_147_49
SHELL HAVEN OIL REFINERY, SHELL HAVEN, STANFORD LE HOPE, ESSEX. A crane lifting a precast H frame from the casting bed, prior to stacking for curing and relifting into its final position

Background image1950s Collection: Preliminary mixer JLP01_01_029_47

Preliminary mixer JLP01_01_029_47
SHOREHAM CEMENT WORKS, UPPER BEEDING, HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX. Looking down into Preliminary Mixer P4 at Shoreham Cement Works after completion of concrete work, showing three workers inside the mixer

Background image1950s Collection: Constructing preliminary mixers JLP01_01_028_084

Constructing preliminary mixers JLP01_01_028_084
SHOREHAM CEMENT WORKS, UPPER BEEDING, HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX. Workers constructing the preliminary mixers at Shoreham Cement Works

Background image1950s Collection: Preparing conical shutters JLP01_01_028_102

Preparing conical shutters JLP01_01_028_102
SHOREHAM CEMENT WORKS, UPPER BEEDING, HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX. A team of two preparing the internal cone shutters for the preliminary mixers at Shoreham Cement Works

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: New cars JLP01_01_045_27

New cars JLP01_01_045_27
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. An exterior view of the Rover factory in Solihull, with various makes of Rover and Land Rover outside

Background image1950s Collection: Concreting JLP01_08_043851

Concreting JLP01_08_043851
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. Laing worker concreting work during the construction of the Rover factory in Solihull

Background image1950s Collection: Easiform flats JLP01_08_010652A

Easiform flats JLP01_08_010652A
Ross Street, Devonport, City of Plymouth. A group of dignitaries stood outside the 2000th post-war Easiform dwelling in Plymouth on its ceremonial opening day

Background image1950s Collection: Gangers JLP01_08_053945

Gangers JLP01_08_053945
PORTISHEAD DOCK, PORTISHEAD AND NORTH WESTON, NORTH SOMERSET. A group portrait of three gangers employed on the Portishead Dock project A cropped version of this image was published in the People

Background image1950s Collection: Welder JLP01_08_053944

Welder JLP01_08_053944
PORTISHEAD DOCK, PORTISHEAD AND NORTH WESTON, NORTH SOMERSET. A portrait of a Laing welder working on the Portishead Dock project

Background image1950s Collection: Factory interior JLP01_08_023335

Factory interior JLP01_08_023335
Murphy Radio Factory, Bessemer Road, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The interior of the Production Shop at the Murphy Radio Factory



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