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  • HMS INVINCIBLE 1980 - 2000

    HMS INVINCIBLE 1980 - 2000

    part of "SURFACE FLOTILLA PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT (SFPU) ARCHIVE: HMS INVINCIBLE (1977 - 2005)" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    SFPU-N-CO-1996-183-9

    Watched by Captain I A Forbes, a member of HMS INVINCIBLE's Ship's Company is presented to the Mayor of Durham, probably during the Ship's short visit to Newcastle in June 1996. The City of Durham adopted the Ship and granted it the...

  • LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23267

    Three workers at Gleniffer Laundry in Catford iron garments in the hand-finishing department. Some garments are not suitable for machine washing and ironing, so must be washed and ironed by hand.

  • HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14790

    A model leans against a low wall, her head angled downwards, to show off her outfit. She is wearing the jacket from a cyclamen Utility suit, bought from Dickins and Jones Ltd., for 18 coupons and 82/2d with a black skirt from another suit. She is also...

  • UTILITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

    UTILITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14846

    A young model poses on a small flight of steps in the bloomsbury area to show off her checked suit, costing 18 coupons. The original caption describes this suit as 'juvenile', rather than adult.

  • HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14793

    A model sits on a low wall on a Bloomsbury rooftop to show off her pre-war printed silk dress. According to the original caption, this dress has been "dolled up" by being worn with black gloves and handbag and also with a white hat topped with...

  • EAST HAM INFORMATION BUREAU: WAR WELFARE WORK IN LONDON, 1941

    EAST HAM INFORMATION BUREAU: WAR WELFARE WORK IN LONDON, 1941

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

    D 3231

    In another part of East Ham Town Hall, women of the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS) control the free issue of clothing to bombed-out citizens. Here one WVS member can be seen helping a man on with a new jacket (it appears that it was once an army...

  • A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

    A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

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

    D 788

    Mrs Suter hangs up washing on the clothes line in the garden of the family home at 44 Edgeworth Road in Eltham, South East London in the summer of 1940. She has a clothes peg in her mouth ready for the next item of clothing.

  • MEND AND MAKE DO: DRESSMAKING CLASSES IN LONDON, 1943

    MEND AND MAKE DO: DRESSMAKING CLASSES IN LONDON, 1943

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

    D 12891

    Mrs K Holmes make a coat for one of her three children at the Make Do and Mend class she is attending. This class is held in the office of the Kennington branch of the Labour Party. She appears to be sewing a pocket on by hand.

  • LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23272

    A general view of the warehouse-like entering, or sorting, department at Gleniffer Laundry in Catford. The women are checking through the bundles to make sure that the garments go to the relevant departments in the laundry to be washed. The conveyors...

  • 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 20921

    Laundry and bathing facilities are provided at the YWCA war workers' club in Yeovil. Whilst their laundry is drying, girls can use the washing facilities themselves. Here we see Elsie Richards, in the left-hand cubicle, putting her shoes back on...

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