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  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21752

    A view of the canal lock system in the Snow Hill area of Birmingham. The original caption describes how Birmingham is at the heart of the canal network, with links to other cities in all directions and states that "over 4,000,000 tons a year in...

  • NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

    NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

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

    D 9074

    A young girl finishes her last spoonful of porridge at Flint Green Road Nursery. The rest of her breakfast will consist of bread and butter and a large mug of milk.

  • NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

    NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

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

    D 9052

    Mrs Sullivan collects her children from Flint Green Road Nursery at then end of her day's work. A nurse tucks 18 month old John into the pram next to his 3 and a half year old sister Maureen. Behind them, another nurse leads two children to find...

  • WAR WORKERS NURSERY AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    WAR WORKERS NURSERY AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    L 18

    A young girl named Joan is measured by a nurse at the day nursery attached to the Carnegie Institute of Child Welfare in Birmingham. Every child is weighed and their height measured when they first arrive at the nursery, and a careful check is kept on...

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3451

    Vera Elliott sits on a pile of suitcases in the entrance hall of the YWCA reception hostel where she and her fellow new recruits will spend the night. She is greeted by Miss Smart, the matron, who is leaning over the bannisters to talk to Vera. Miss...

  • BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

    BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    D 4126

    Although some debris has been cleared on this site on James Street, Aston Newtown, Birmingham, a large pile of timbers and some brick rubble can be clearly seen. Also visible to the right of the photograph are the twisted remains of several Anderson...

  • WOMEN'S FIRE GUARD IN ACTION, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, UK, 1942

    WOMEN'S FIRE GUARD IN ACTION, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, UK, 1942

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

    Q(HS) 196

    Members of the Women's Fire Guard in action with hoses at the factory of Boxfoldia Ltd. in Bournbrook, Birmingham. Boxfoldia Ltd produces cardboard packaging for the food industry, so an effective Fire Guard is extremely important at this factory.

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21770

    A cargo of steel which has been transported from London is unloaded from a pair of canal boats at Tysley quay on the Grand Union Canal in Birmingham. The wife of the boatman can be seen holding her baby as she waits for the unloading to be completed....

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21753

    Barrels of beer which have been transported by barge along the Grand Union Canal from London are unloaded at the Camp Hill depot in Birmingham. The original caption states that there are two wharves on the Grand Union Canal in Birmingham, one here at...

  • WAR WORKERS NURSERY AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    WAR WORKERS NURSERY AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    L 7

    In the garden of the day nursery attached to the Carnegie Institute of Child Welfare in Birmingham, a nurse feeds a toddler his lunch. Women war workers leave their children at the day nursery attached to the Institute whilst they go to work in local...

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