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Choose from 6 pictures in our Catering collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


On site catering  JLP01_01_062_032
On site catering JLP01_01_062_032
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Catering JLP01_08_053300
Catering JLP01_08_053300
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Catering van JLP01_08_053297a
Catering van JLP01_08_053297a
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Catering van JLP01_08_053297
Catering van JLP01_08_053297
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Mobile canteen at Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_008088a
Mobile canteen at Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_008088a
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Coryton Refinery cafeteria JLP01_067_26
Coryton Refinery cafeteria JLP01_067_26
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Mobile canteen at Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_008088a Featured Print

Mobile canteen at Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_008088a

CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A large group of Laing workers using a mobile canteen following severe flooding on the construction site of Coryton Oil Refinery.
On the night of Saturday 31st January through to the morning of Sunday 1st February 1953, severe floods struck parts of the UK, Scotland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The natural disaster is often referred to as the North Sea Flood of 1953. Severe flooding occurred along the east coast of the UK. The site of Coryton Oil Refinery flooded as the river wall protecting the site was breached in 14 places. An article detailing the disaster and subsequent recovery operation was published in the March 1953 edition of Laing's monthly newsletter; Team Spirit

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