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  • THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Cotton worker Mary Moss hard at work at her 'drawing-in machine' at a cotton mill, somewhere in Lancashire. The original caption states that she has worked as a drawing-in machine operator for 35 years, most of which have been at this...

  • LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

    LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A wide view of the escalators at Bourne and Hollingsworth department store in London. Women can be seen travelling and up and down these wooden escalators and several of the various departments of the store can also be seen.

  • BOY SCOUTS PICK FRUIT FOR JAM: LIFE ON A FRUIT-PICKING CAMP NEAR CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    BOY SCOUTS PICK FRUIT FOR JAM: LIFE ON A FRUIT-PICKING CAMP NEAR CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Boy Scouts queue up for their morning inspection at a fruit-picking camp near Cambridge. The Scout Leader checks their ears and necks to make sure they are clean before they set off for work in the plum orchards.

  • PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Reverend Joseph Stephens chats to American sailors William Eiseneacher (of 204 East Main Street, Tremont, Pennsylvania) and John Bacher (of 1617 North Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana) in the 'Royal Albert' pub in Silvertown. Several...

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    The United States Army Air Force in Britain: British women and United States technicians work side by side to keep American aircraft in the European theatre in working order.

  • A VISIT TO AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SHIP, ENGLAND, 1940

    A VISIT TO AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SHIP, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    An Anti-Aircraft Control Spotter looks skywards through his binoculars from his post on board this anti-aircraft ship, somewhere in England, 1940.

  • NURSERY SCHOOL: LIFE AT THE OLD MANOR HOUSE, WENDOVER, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

    NURSERY SCHOOL: LIFE AT THE OLD MANOR HOUSE, WENDOVER, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A young boy collects his pudding from the nurse as she serves lunch in the sunny garden of the nursery school at the old Manor House in Wendover. The original caption states that, whenever possible, the children's meals are served outdoors.

  • HOPPING IN KENT: HOP-PICKING IN YALDING, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    HOPPING IN KENT: HOP-PICKING IN YALDING, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Two men work to compress dried hops on the press in the oast house on a hop farm in Yalding, Kent. The original caption explains the process: "sometimes coal heated furnaces are used, the hot air from the being conveyed to the top storey of the...

  • VILLAGE CHURCH: EVERYDAY LIFE IN UFFINGTON, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    VILLAGE CHURCH: EVERYDAY LIFE IN UFFINGTON, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Members of the congregation join together to sing a hymn during Evensong at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Uffington, Berkshire.

  • REST-BREAK HOUSE FOR WOMEN'S LAND ARMY: REST AND RELAXATION IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    REST-BREAK HOUSE FOR WOMEN'S LAND ARMY: REST AND RELAXATION IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Four Land Girls staying at the rest break house in Torquay climb down the stone steps, lined with large urns, in the garden of the home on their way for a swim at the home's private beach. It is very sunny and three of the women are already wearing...

  • LIFE AT THE TAPLEY PARK CHILDREN'S HOME (THE CHAIM WEIZMANN HOME), INSTOW, DEVON, OCTOBER 1942

    LIFE AT THE TAPLEY PARK CHILDREN'S HOME (THE CHAIM WEIZMANN HOME), INSTOW, DEVON, OCTOBER 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Children play with wooden toys at tables in the grounds of Tapley Park in Instow, Devon.

  • GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

    GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A group of nurses at Guy's Hospital in London get cups of tea from the canteen, poured for them buy members of the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS). There are different types of nurses at work at Guy's, including VADs (Voluntary Aid...

  • A VISIT TO AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SHIP, ENGLAND, 1940

    A VISIT TO AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SHIP, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Ammunition is loaded into the racks of a 2 pounder mulitple pom-pom gun on board an anti-aircraft ship, somewhere in England, 1940.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS DOG AT WORK IN POPLAR, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS DOG AT WORK IN POPLAR, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    'Rip' the dog and an ARP Warden survey the scene of devastation following an air raid in Latham Street, Poplar. The bomb crater is full of water. In the background, the remains of the local surface shelter can be seen, which, although...

  • A MERCHANT SEAMAN COMES TO TOWN: THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, PICCADILLY, LONDON, 1942

    A MERCHANT SEAMAN COMES TO TOWN: THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, PICCADILLY, LONDON, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    25 year old Merchant Seamen Richard Pates arrives at the Merchant Navy Club in Piccadilly and is greeted by the female 'guide', Mrs Elsie Clunas in the entrance hall. Elsie is known by all at the club as 'Aunty Elsie', despite the...

  • CHESS IN THE CITY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE GAMBIT CHESS ROOMS, BUDGE ROW, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    CHESS IN THE CITY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE GAMBIT CHESS ROOMS, BUDGE ROW, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A Royal Air Force pilot is amongst the crowd watching a game in progress at the Gambit Chess Rooms in London. One of the players is smoking a pipe as an aid to concentration.

  • CATTLE MARKET: EVERYDAY LIFE AT CATTLE MARKETS IN KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    CATTLE MARKET: EVERYDAY LIFE AT CATTLE MARKETS IN KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Pigs are driven from vans into pens at Sevenoaks market in Kent.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Two Wren Radio Mechanics work with a Naval Rating to test radio receivers in the radio workshop.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT: GAS WARNING RATTLE, 1941

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT: GAS WARNING RATTLE, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A close up view of a wooden gas warning rattle, as used by members of the Air Raid Wardens Service and ARP/Civil Defence organisations to alert citizens to the possibility of a gas attack.

  • WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

    WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Backstage at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Binnie Hale helps co-star Douglas Byng with the costumes for his quick-change act 'Revivals', part of the revue 'Flying Colours', in which they are both starring.

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