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Background imageWork Collection: Comptometer Room, Stratford Cooperative Society 1914 BL22762

Comptometer Room, Stratford Cooperative Society 1914 BL22762
STRATFORD CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, Maryland Street, Stratford, Greater London. Interior view of the Comptometer Room at Stratford Co-operative Society

Background imageWork Collection: Children labelling tins of tea c. 1910, Butlers Wharf BB87_09690

Children labelling tins of tea c. 1910, Butlers Wharf BB87_09690
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. From 1921 children had to be at least 12 years old before they could work full-time, though some of these boys look younger

Background imageWork Collection: Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09745

Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09745
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. A cargo of bananas in specially ventilated crates is unloaded and transferred into the warehouse via a conveyor belt while two foremen in bowler hats look

Background imageWork Collection: Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06817

Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06817
Rotherhithe Tunnel, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London. The south entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel during construction. One of a series of prints documenting work on the road tunnel beneath the Thames

Background imageWork Collection: Station Master BB98_05551

Station Master BB98_05551
STATION MASTER, Finmere Station, Oxfordshire. In 1898-99 the Great Central Railway Company (formed 1897) created a main railway route from Sheffield through Nottingham and Leicester to London

Background imageWork Collection: Pay day, Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09666

Pay day, Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09666
Pay day at Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London. A line of workmen collect their wages from a hatch, while a security guard looks on. Photographer unknown, c.1910

Background imageWork Collection: Postman, Harnham, Salisbury OP04500

Postman, Harnham, Salisbury OP04500
HARNHAM, Salisbury, Wiltshire. View from the Old Mill at Harnham, looking across the water meadows towards Salisbury Cathedral with a postman pushing his bicycle along the Town Path in

Background imageWork Collection: Smithfield Market BL22966_004

Smithfield Market BL22966_004
SMITHFIELD MARKET, London. Smithfield has been the site of a market since the Middle Ages, originally selling horses, cattle and pigs

Background imageWork Collection: Clifton Suspension Bridge BB89_03974

Clifton Suspension Bridge BB89_03974
CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE, Bristol. The bridge under construction. Work began on the bridge in 1836 under the supervision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel but stopped due to lack of funds

Background imageWork Collection: Big Ben Clock Tower CC73_02867

Big Ben Clock Tower CC73_02867
PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, London. Inside the clock tower. Maintenance on Big Ben clock face

Background imageWork Collection: Blacksmith, Norfolk a98_13558

Blacksmith, Norfolk a98_13558
Woodbastwick, Norfolk. Interior of blacksmiths shop. A farrier shapes a horseshoe on his anvil. Photographed by Hallam Ashley, February 1949

Background imageWork Collection: Building Hadrians Wall IC048_001

Building Hadrians Wall IC048_001
HADRIANs WALL, Cumbria. Reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke showing the construction of Hadrians Wall to the immediate west of Banks East Turret (Turret 52a), in the early second century AD

Background imageWork Collection: Maids, Byfield, Northamptonshire BB98_06062

Maids, Byfield, Northamptonshire BB98_06062
Before the liberating 1960s a career for many women meant making the choice between secretarial work, healthcare or service

Background imageWork Collection: Daily Telegraph Office, Fleet Street 1913 BL22128_04

Daily Telegraph Office, Fleet Street 1913 BL22128_04
DAILY TELEGRAPH OFFICE, Fleet Street, London. Interior view. The linotype room in the Daily Telegraph Office in the City of London

Background imageWork Collection: Reed cutting, Norfolk a98_07731

Reed cutting, Norfolk a98_07731
Horning Ferry, Norfolk. Reed cutter bundling reeds on Woodbastwick Marshes. Photographed by Hallam Ashley in February 1949

Background imageWork Collection: Rag and bone cart a064811

Rag and bone cart a064811
A horse-drawn rag and bone cart standing on the road outside the Builders Arms public house at 1 Kensington Court Place, Kensington, London, with St. Albans Mansions visible beyond. John Gay

Background imageWork Collection: Shoreham harbour BB060004

Shoreham harbour BB060004
Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex. Two horse-drawn ballast carts in the sea beside the slipway of Stow and Son Yacht Builders, Shoreham Harbour. Photographed by E J Bedford between 1905 and 1925

Background imageWork Collection: Shoreham harbour BB060002

Shoreham harbour BB060002
Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex. A partly submerged horse-drawn ballast cart in the sea off Shoreham Harbour, in front of the premises of Stow and Son Yacht Builders

Background imageWork Collection: Butlers Wharf BB87_09741

Butlers Wharf BB87_09741
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. Crates of goods wrapped in straw for protection are unloaded in London and set on the conveyor belt to the warehouses

Background imageWork Collection: Kitchen, New College, Oxford, 1901 CC49_00204

Kitchen, New College, Oxford, 1901 CC49_00204
NEW COLLEGE, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Cooks at work in the college kitchens. The men are preparing joints of meat and a spit of chickens is leaning against the wall, ready to be roasted

Background imageWork Collection: Foundrymen of James Hews Ironmongers CC97_02752

Foundrymen of James Hews Ironmongers CC97_02752
King Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire. The foundrymen of James Hews the Ironmonger s, standing in the yard of their work premises with various iron pipes in the background. Photographed by Henry Taunt

Background imageWork Collection: Timber Yard, Lambeth 1916 BL23561_029

Timber Yard, Lambeth 1916 BL23561_029
TIMBER YARD, Hamptons Munitions Works, Lambeth, London. While many women were employed during WWI to work in factories, the heavier work was still often left to men

Background imageWork Collection: Reed cutting, Norfolk a98_07734

Reed cutting, Norfolk a98_07734
Horning Ferry, Norfolk. Cutting reeds with a scythe on Woodbastwick Marshes. Photographed by Hallam Ashley in February 1949

Background imageWork Collection: Farrier, Woodbastwick, Norfolk a98_13563

Farrier, Woodbastwick, Norfolk a98_13563
Woodbastwick, Norfolk. Interior of blacksmiths shop. A farrier shoeing a horse. A working horse would need re-shoeing about every five weeks

Background imageWork Collection: Farrier, Cambridgeshire a98_10862

Farrier, Cambridgeshire a98_10862
Soham, Cambridgeshire. A blacksmith, or farrier, shoeing a horse with a young boy looking on. Traditional skills and crafts are learned by starting young and through generations of experience

Background imageWork Collection: Abel Beesley, University Waterman in 1901 CC71_00075

Abel Beesley, University Waterman in 1901 CC71_00075
FISHER ROW, Oxford, Oxfordshire. The waterman Abel Beesley on his punt full of bundles of rushes with old Pacey Bridge in the background. Photographed by Henry Taunt in 1901

Background imageWork Collection: Marmalade factory, Oxford CC66_00389

Marmalade factory, Oxford CC66_00389
Male and female workers at Coopers Marmalade Factory, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Henry Taunt 1902

Background imageWork Collection: Dickens Brothers leather works, Northampton BB99_05292

Dickens Brothers leather works, Northampton BB99_05292
DICKENS BROTHERS, Northampton. Photograph of interior of leather works c.1929. Preparing leather for the shoe and boot industry

Background imageWork Collection: Darkroom CC025397

Darkroom CC025397
Beech Bowls, Quarry Wood Road, Cookham Dean, Berkshire. Herbert Feltons darkroom, c.1944. Chemical bottles line the shelves and there are developing trays and a projector on the work surfaces

Background imageWork Collection: BBC Transmitter Control Desk, Holme Moss JLP01_05_01_087

BBC Transmitter Control Desk, Holme Moss JLP01_05_01_087
Holme Moss BBC Transmitter, Holme Moss, Holme Valley, Kirklees, West Yorkshire. View showing a man working the control desk in the ancillary building for the BBC transmitter mast at Holme Moss

Background imageWork Collection: Dudley blast furnaces OP02658

Dudley blast furnaces OP02658
Blast furnace, Russells Hall, Dudley, West Midlands, 1859. Mr Mills, dilute albumen print. Mr Mills, otherwise unknown as a photographer, recorded the blast furnaces at Russells Hall, west of Dudley

Background imageWork Collection: Cyclops Works, Sheffield BL22301_010

Cyclops Works, Sheffield BL22301_010
Cammell Lairds Cyclops Ordnance Steel Tyre and Spring Works in Grimesthorpe, Sheffield. Men at work in the fettling shop, with huge components for ships

Background imageWork Collection: Steel production, Barnsley BL22301_002

Steel production, Barnsley BL22301_002
Cammell Laird & Co, Penistone. Men at work in Cammell Lairds bessemer department, producing steel from pig iron. One of a series of photographs of Cammell Laird works. Bedford Lemere. August 1913

Background imageWork Collection: Steam power, Charwelton, Northamptonshire a97_05431

Steam power, Charwelton, Northamptonshire a97_05431
Workers at Charwelton, Northamptonshire. Construction workers on Great Central Railway. The workers have a large steam engine for power

Background imageWork Collection: Tulip picking, Lincolnshire a98_09310

Tulip picking, Lincolnshire a98_09310
Fulney, Spalding, Lincolnshire. The tulip was introduced into Europe in the 16th century from Turkey and takes its name from the French word for turban. It became an important cash crop

Background imageWork Collection: Disc harrowing, Lincolnshire a98_09683

Disc harrowing, Lincolnshire a98_09683
Disc harrowing near Honington, Lincolnshire. The mechanisation of agricultural practices made farming more intensive and productive

Background imageWork Collection: Tudor kitchen J000001

Tudor kitchen J000001
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. Interior view. Reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper of preparations in the kitchen for the feast in honour of Queen Elizabeths visit in July 1575

Background imageWork Collection: Cammel Laird Shipyard BL_22201_14

Cammel Laird Shipyard BL_22201_14
CAMMEL LAIRD SHIPYARD, The boiler shop, Birkenhead, Merseyside. 1914. Bedford Lemere

Background imageWork Collection: Office work. D M Gant, turf accountant BL_20490_03

Office work. D M Gant, turf accountant BL_20490_03
An interior view of a crowded office. D M Gant was a turf accountant based at 25 Conduit Street, London. Photographed by Adolphe Augustus Boucher, a photographer for Bedford Lemere & Co, 1 April 1909

Background imageWork Collection: Harvest AA97_05926

Harvest AA97_05926
Harvesting with a mechanical harvester near Hellidon, Northamptonshire. Alfred Newton and Son July 1902

Background imageWork Collection: The Great Eastern BB88_06275

The Great Eastern BB88_06275
BLACKWALL, London. Isambard Kingdom Brunels steamship the " Great Eastern " under construction in 1857. Robert Howlett

Background imageWork Collection: The Church Stairs, Whitby a98_15465

The Church Stairs, Whitby a98_15465
THE CHURCH STAIRS, Whitby, North Yorkshire. A baker makes deliveries, climbing the steps from the quayside to the church. 1950s. Hallam Ashley

Background imageWork Collection: Iron Age farming J950067

Iron Age farming J950067
SILCHESTER ROMAN CITY WALLS, Hampshire. Reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper. Recent research suggests that Iron Age Silchester was much more of an organised large town than the rural settlement

Background imageWork Collection: Pipelaying JLP01_08_076891

Pipelaying JLP01_08_076891
NORFOLK. A pipelayer with a side boom and a team of workers laying a section of the Fens gas pipeline into a trench. Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967

Background imageWork Collection: Welding JLP01_08_076889

Welding JLP01_08_076889
NORFOLK. A view of welding taking place along the Fens gas pipeline, showing a protective canopy erected to cover two sections of pipe being welded together

Background imageWork Collection: Wrapping and sealing JLP01_08_076816

Wrapping and sealing JLP01_08_076816
NORFOLK. A team of workers wrapping and sealing the end of a steel pipe on the Fens gas pipeline. Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967

Background imageWork Collection: Pneumatic clamp JLP01_08_076807

Pneumatic clamp JLP01_08_076807
NORFOLK. A team of men working on the lining up operation of the Fens gas pipeline, showing the internal pneumatic clamp for locking steel pipes together

Background imageWork Collection: Great Northern Warehouse IC277_003

Great Northern Warehouse IC277_003
Cut-away reconstruction drawing by Allan T Adams of the Great Northern Railway Companys Goods Warehouse, Deansgate, Manchester



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