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A women browses the display at 'Bull's', a large draper's store in Reading. Also visible are a mother and her child. The original caption states that " with others like Heelas, Welstead's and McIlroy's, it makes...
Girls take part in an open-air knitting class in the sunshine in the sunken garden of Caversham Modern Secondary School. There are also two girls at work on sewing machines, sitting at the tables which have been set up on the grass. According to the...
A general view of mail sorting in progress at Reading GPO (General Post Office). According to the original caption "654,000 letters and 18,000 parcels are posted per week, 700,000 letters and 20,000 parcels delivered per week; 1,313,000 letters and...
Children have fun on the swingboats at Prospect Park in Reading.
Men and women enjoy a spot of lunch at the self-service Lyon's Cafe in Reading. In the background, the self-service counter can be clearly seen. There are different sections for tea and coffee, hot dishes and sweets, cold dishes and sweets, and...
A barman pulls a pint for an American soldier at a typical pub, somewhere in Reading. The photograph is taken from behind the bar, and the ornate till or cash register can be clearly seen.
Nurses give young children a 'wash and brush-up' at the Massachusetts Wartime Nursery, Reading. The nursery is funded by gifts from people in the United States.
A general view of the busy Broad Street in Reading, showing vehicles and pedestrians going about their daily business. A female cyclist can be seen to the right of the photograph. According to the original caption "in the foreground, beer barrels...
Children sit on the floor to listen to their teacher tell them a story at Battle Infants' School in Reading. According to the original caption, "at Infants' School emphasis is still on the playtime aspects of instruction. This one of the...
Girls prepare to dive into the water of their school swimming pool at Queen Anne's School, Caversham, Reading.