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  • A MODERN BAKERY: THE WORK OF WONDER BAKERY, WOOD GREEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A MODERN BAKERY: THE WORK OF WONDER BAKERY, WOOD GREEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23146

    As soon as flour arrives at the Wonder Bakery in Wood Green from the mills, workers empty the bags into the blender. The sacks are stamped: "S & H Robinson, Deptford Bridge Mills, SE8". Each sack contains 140lb of flour and costs 2/6.

  • LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 15941

    A young boy launches a small toy battleship into the waters of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London. Sitting on the bank with him are his mother and two young sisters.

  • THE LONDON UNDERGROUND AS AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    THE LONDON UNDERGROUND AS AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1677

    One of London's most popular shelters is that which is to be found in a section of the London underground system which has been converted by tearing up the tracks. The advertisements remain pasted on the wall. Hats and coats are hung on nails which...

  • REPAIRING BOOKS FOR THE SERVICES: THE WORK OF THE SERVICES CENTRAL BOOK DEPOT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK , 1944

    REPAIRING BOOKS FOR THE SERVICES: THE WORK OF THE SERVICES CENTRAL BOOK DEPOT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK , 1944

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

    D 21915

    A voluntary worker letters a new title page for a book being repaired at the Service Central Book Depot. The depot aims to preserve all original lettering as far as possible, but sometimes it is too badly damaged and new lettering must be carried out.

  • "VICTORY V" DISHES AT A LONDON INN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 1942

    "VICTORY V" DISHES AT A LONDON INN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 1942

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

    V 123

    A waitress at the the 'Quality Inn' on Regent Street collects a 'Victory Dish' from the serving ledge as cooks work behind her. Two posters explaining these meals can be seen on the ledge. According to the original caption: "...

  • WARTIME COMMUNICATIONS: THE WORK OF THE COURT POST OFFICE, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1941

    WARTIME COMMUNICATIONS: THE WORK OF THE COURT POST OFFICE, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1941

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

    D 4717

    A view of work on the telephone switchboard at that Court Post Office, Buckingham Palace, London, c 1941.

  • A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 259

    The master tailor (right) at this tailoring firm (probably Anderson's on Savile Row) helps a new Belgian customer to select cloth for his suit.

  • WARTIME HAIR DRESSER: THE WORK OF STEINER'S SALON, GROSVENOR STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    WARTIME HAIR DRESSER: THE WORK OF STEINER'S SALON, GROSVENOR STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18212

    A busy scene showing staff at work in Steiner's salon, housed in a basement on Grosvenor Street in London. The original caption states that this was once an air raid shelter. Steiner moved to this premises in 1940, after having been bombed out of...

  • CABBAGES AND PRIMA DONNAS:  LIFE IN WARTIME COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    CABBAGES AND PRIMA DONNAS: LIFE IN WARTIME COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 577

    Mr Ben Coombs, a salesman for F A Secrett Ltd, of Bell Farm, Walton-on-Thames, sells rhubarb and daffodils from his booth at Covent Garden market in London, 1940.

  • AIR RAID SHELTER UNDER THE RAILWAY ARCHES, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    AIR RAID SHELTER UNDER THE RAILWAY ARCHES, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1604

    A woman cooks a meal in a frying pan over a Primus stove whilst other shelterers look on in this shelter under the railway arches, somewhere in South East London. Many items of clothing and other personal possessions, including hats and gas mask boxes,...

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