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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: 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: 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: 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: Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880020

Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880020
DOVER CASTLE, Kent. The secret wartime tunnels. Interior view. The Annexe Level Underground Hospital was constructed in 1941-2 to provide a medical dressing station for casualties

Background imageWork Collection: Collecting water, Hellidon, Northamptonshire a97_05936

Collecting water, Hellidon, Northamptonshire a97_05936
General view showing unidentified elderly woman carrying bucket, Hellidon, Northamptonshire. July 1902. Alfred Newton and Sons

Background imageWork Collection: Corn harvest, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire a97_05375

Corn harvest, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire a97_05375
General view of worker in field harvesting corn, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. 1900. Alfred Newton and Sons

Background imageWork Collection: Harvest time, Lower Cadsden, Buckinghamshire a97_05316

Harvest time, Lower Cadsden, Buckinghamshire a97_05316
LOWER CADSDEN, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. View of people in a field, including farm workers taking a break from harvesting, with a smart lady and gentleman

Background imageWork Collection: Woad production, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire NMR02_01_00009

Woad production, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire NMR02_01_00009
Algarkirk, Lincolnshire. A group of man and women cropping woad and collecting it in large wicker baskets. The earliest woad production in Britain dates from the Iron Age

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: 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: 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: Rover Car Factory, Solihull JLP01_01_045_33

Rover Car Factory, Solihull JLP01_01_045_33
Rover Car Company Works, Lode Lane, Solihull. West Midlands. Interior view of Rover factory showing workers polishing cars, October 1956. John Laing Collection

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Royal Albert Dock a001246

Royal Albert Dock a001246
ROYAL ALBERT DOCK, Canning Town, London. Two workmen repainting a ship in dry dock (mid-20th century). The dock was the largest of the three royal docks and opened in 1880.s W Rawlings

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: 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: Grand Union Canal a065340

Grand Union Canal a065340
GRAND UNION CANAL, London. A view from a misty canal towpath showing a man steering an industrial canal barge along the canal towards a road bridge. Photograph 1955-1965, John Gay

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: Forestry, Princes Risborough a97_05315

Forestry, Princes Risborough a97_05315
Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. Mr Smith and horse team at work in the woods. This hard-working team are hauling and carrying bundles of brushwood from a steep wooded slope

Background imageWork Collection: Commuter Station, Palmers Green Station, 1914 BB92_20713

Commuter Station, Palmers Green Station, 1914 BB92_20713
Palmers Green Station, Aldermans Hill, Greater London. General view looking south-east towards the up platform of Palmers Green station, crowded with passengers. Photographed in 1914

Background imageWork Collection: Blacksmith, Southrop BBL_02524

Blacksmith, Southrop BBL_02524
The Forge, Southrop, Cotswold, Gloucestershire. Interior view of the Forge, showing the blacksmith at work. Photographed in 1938 by Sydney Alfred Pitcher

Background imageWork Collection: Barton Swing Aqueduct a98_05171

Barton Swing Aqueduct a98_05171
Boats on the Barton Swing Aqueduct, carrying the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. Trafford, Greater Manchester. Photographed by Eric de Mare sometime in the 1950s

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: Brewers dray, Ipswich a98_12167

Brewers dray, Ipswich a98_12167
Ipswich, Suffolk. A Cobbold & Co dray emerging from the yard of the Saracens Head. Brewers were often local firms and supplied public houses within a small radius

Background imageWork Collection: Cunard Shell Works BL_24001_09

Cunard Shell Works BL_24001_09
CUNARD SHELL WORKS, Bootle, Sefton, Merseyside. Women manufacturing shell casings, 1917. Bedford Lemere

Background imageWork Collection: Crewe Locomotive Works OP03596

Crewe Locomotive Works OP03596
Crewe Locomotive Works, Forge Street, Crewe, Cheshire. Pouring molten metal into moulds to cast chairs. From the L G Fisher Collection, photographed in 1910

Background imageWork Collection: Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06816

Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06816
Rotherhithe Tunnel, Shadwell, London. A view of the bulkhead from inside during construction. One of a series of prints documenting work on the road tunnel beneath the Thames (1904-08)

Background imageWork Collection: Excavating the Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06818

Excavating the Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06818
ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL, London. The construction of the Rotherhithe road tunnel under the Thames between Rotherhithe and Shadwell was begun in 1904 under the direction of Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice

Background imageWork Collection: Inside the pipe JLP01_08_083826A

Inside the pipe JLP01_08_083826A
North Cotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A worker repairing the epoxy resin lining on the welds inside the Northcoates pipeline

Background imageWork Collection: Harvesting at Trenance BB98_06122

Harvesting at Trenance BB98_06122
Mr Richard Harvey and workers harvesting at Trenance, Mullion, Cornwall, 1900-'1. Alfred Newton & Son. Silver gelatin glass plate negative

Background imageWork Collection: Orchestra of the Midland Adelphi Hotel 1914 BL22620

Orchestra of the Midland Adelphi Hotel 1914 BL22620
MIDLAND ADELPHI HOTEL, Liverpool. Interior view. Group portrait of the hotel orchestra. The hotel was re-opened in 1914 after partial rebuilding and refurbishment in the Neo-Classical style

Background imageWork Collection: Two women filling Sirocco roaster with coffee beans BL24300_001

Two women filling Sirocco roaster with coffee beans BL24300_001
CADBY HALL, Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, Greater London. Two women filling a Sirocco roaster with coffee beans at the factory of J Lyons and Company

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: Thatcher, Lowestoft, Suffolk a98_07600

Thatcher, Lowestoft, Suffolk a98_07600
Lowestoft, Suffolk. Thatcher at work on the roof of St Margaret and All Saints Church. Photographed by Hallam Ashley in October 1949

Background imageWork 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 imageWork Collection: Roll call for work BB87_09665

Roll call for work BB87_09665
Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, Southwark, Greater London. An elevated view looking down onto men queuing for work at Butlers Wharf c. 1910

Background imageWork Collection: Flower seller OFH01_01_02_077

Flower seller OFH01_01_02_077
A flower seller at work

Background imageWork Collection: Kiosk OFH01_01_02_042

Kiosk OFH01_01_02_042
Clock House, West Hill, East Putney, Wandsworth, Greater London. A man sitting beside a drinks kiosk in front of the Clock House stables

Background imageWork Collection: Road worker OFH01_01_02_002

Road worker OFH01_01_02_002
Wandsworth Common North Side, Wandsworth Common, Wandsworth, Greater London. A road worker photographed beside Wandsworth Common with the houses on North Side seen from junction of West Side

Background imageWork Collection: Putney toll booth OFH01_01_01_f01_20

Putney toll booth OFH01_01_01_f01_20
Old Putney Bridge, Putney, Wandsworth, Greater London. Two images on a single glass plate negative, both showing the the toll keeper

Background imageWork Collection: Long service award JLP01_08_062940

Long service award JLP01_08_062940
WEMBLEY TOWN HALL, FORTY LANE, BRENT, GREATER LONDON. E L Davies shaking hands with Sir John Laing during an award for 25 years of service at a long service

Background imageWork Collection: Team celebration JLP01_09_781094

Team celebration JLP01_09_781094
THE SHOPPING CENTRE, SILBURY BOULEVARD, MILTON KEYNES. Workers at the Milton Keynes shopping centre development posing for a group photograph with pints of beer



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