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  • A REST BREAK HOME FOR NURSES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A HOSTEL FUNDED BY THE BRITISH WAR RELIEF SOCIETY, BEDFORD HOTEL, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A REST BREAK HOME FOR NURSES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A HOSTEL FUNDED BY THE BRITISH WAR RELIEF SOCIETY, BEDFORD HOTEL, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 23822

    Dinner is served by chef Mr Adams and warden Miss Falkhous, in the kitchen of the rest break home for nurses in Buxton. Mr Adams had been the chef at the Bedford Hotel, before it became the nurses' hostel. Also visible is one of the home's...

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4914

    Civilian Technical Corps members Henning (from Champaign, Illinois), Manning (from Del Rio, Texas) and Gates (from Brooklyn, New York) enjoy a breakfast of bread and jam, probably at their billet at Annerley Court Hotel in Bournemouth. Note that the...

  • THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN CARDIFF, C 1943

    THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN CARDIFF, C 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Stone Richard

    D 15285

    The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor James Griffiths address the audience at the ceremonial opening of a new mosque in Butetown. The ceremony is taking place outside the mosque, which was built with the aid of the Colonial Office and the British...

  • FROM THE CHILDREN OF AMERICA TO THE CHILDREN OF BRITAIN: THE WORK OF KILRONAN NURSERY, WOKING, SURREY, ENGLAND, 1941

    FROM THE CHILDREN OF AMERICA TO THE CHILDREN OF BRITAIN: THE WORK OF KILRONAN NURSERY, WOKING, SURREY, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2045

    4-and-a-half-year-old Maureen Hamilton, a bandage around her head, sits up in her cot, to read and play with a toy in the sick room of Kilronan Nursery in Woking, Surrey.

  • 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

    D 20711

    Enjoying a quiet spot on a bench under the trees in the garden of the rest break house in Torquay are (left to right) Mrs Eivemark (the forewoman of a WLA hostel), Miss Mary Pakes, Miss Ann Royne (WLA gang work forewoman) and Mrs Joan Hart (timber corps...

  • WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

    WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6343

    Regular dressmaking classes and excellent equipment make the sewing room in the war workers hostel at ROF Bridgend very popular. Here we see several women at work on sewing machines, whilst others sew by hand or discuss a pattern in a magazine.

  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: LIFE AT PAUNTLEY COURT, A SCHOOL AND HOME FOR FRENCH AND BELGIAN REFUGEES, PAUNTLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, 1943

    INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: LIFE AT PAUNTLEY COURT, A SCHOOL AND HOME FOR FRENCH AND BELGIAN REFUGEES, PAUNTLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, 1943

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

    D 15246

    A group of French and Belgian refugee children play ring-a-roses with British evacuees in front of the old mill house, where the French-speaking children go to school. All the children are staying at Pauntley Court in Gloucestershire.

  • YWCA WAR WORKERS' CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    YWCA WAR WORKERS' CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20918

    Elsie Richards (left) and Margaret Yeoman (right) wash their clothes in the laundry provided at the YWCA war workers' club in Yeovil. Both women work at an aircraft factory. Elsie is wringing her clothes through the mangle and Margaret is washing...

  • JAMAICAN TECHNICIANS ARRIVE IN BRITAIN, UK, 1941

    JAMAICAN TECHNICIANS ARRIVE IN BRITAIN, UK, 1941

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

    L 29

    Jamaican technicians, newly-arrived in Britain, enjoy a game of billiards in their hostel. They have travelled to Britain to train and work in various factories in Merseyside.

  • THE COTTAGES OF FREEFOLK: LIFE IN THE VILLAGE OF FREEFOLK, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    THE COTTAGES OF FREEFOLK: LIFE IN THE VILLAGE OF FREEFOLK, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15889

    Mrs Shadwell stands at the large sink in the kitchen of her home in the village of Freefolk, Hampshire and washes the dishes. The sink is set below the window, with a large draining board on both sides of the sink. A vase of flowers decorates the...

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