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  • Prisoner Knitting, Singapore, November 1942

    Prisoner Knitting, Singapore, November 1942

    (art) Made by: Searle, Ronald William Fordham 1942-01-01

    Art.IWM ART 15747 47

    image: A sketch of a Prisoner of War sitting up on his bed and knitting. Some clothes are hanging from a line in the upper left. Ink sketches can be seen through the backing paper on the verso - heads of two children and three Asian women dressed in...

  • Reinforce Children's Clothes

    Reinforce Children's Clothes

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 8294

    whole: five separate images are located in the lower three-quarters. The title is separate and positioned in the upper quarter, in red. The text is partially integrated and placed in the upper centre, in black, and in the lower three-quarters, in white,...

  • LONDON EVACUEES TO DEVON AND CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1941

    LONDON EVACUEES TO DEVON AND CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2223

    8 year old Sheila Bacon from Islington in London reads a large book (helped by her mother) at a War Visitors' Club in Penzance in 1941, whilst other ladies look on or knit. Toys and books are provided for children, and the mothers can knit and sew.

  • UTILITY UNDERWEAR: CLOTHING RESTRICTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1943

    UTILITY UNDERWEAR: CLOTHING RESTRICTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1943

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

    D 13088

    A woman and two girls model Utility underwear. Left to right: a woman's wool vest (costing 4/ 2 and a half d and 3 coupons), and wool panties (costing 3/11 and 3 coupons); 11 year old girl's wool vest (costing 4/-1/2d and 2 coupons) and rayon...

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25219

    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...

  • MANSION BECOMES MATERNITY HOME: LIFE AT BROCKET HALL, WELWYN, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1942

    MANSION BECOMES MATERNITY HOME: LIFE AT BROCKET HALL, WELWYN, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1942

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

    D 9033

    New mothers knit as they convalesce in a 'ward' in Brocket Hall. The walls of the room are covered in Chinese wallpaper, which, according to the original caption, is very valuable. In the background, two nurses, both wearing surgical masks,...

  • LONDON EVACUEES IN CARMARTHENSHIRE, WALES, 1940

    LONDON EVACUEES IN CARMARTHENSHIRE, WALES, 1940

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

    D 1052

    Children from Woodmansterne Road School in Streatham, London attend lessons held in the village hall at Farmers, Carmarthenshire, Wales in 1940. The older girls are using one area of the hall for their sewing lesson, whilst other younger children read...

  • FIREMAN'S FAMILY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

    FIREMAN'S FAMILY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

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

    D 12058

    The Chillingworth factory relax in front of the fire in the living room of their suburban London home. Sydney reads the newspaper and Hilda darns a sock, whilst their daughter Jill knits a scarf for her soldier uncle, and Jeremy plays with his toy...

  • 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 3233

    Men, women and children line the corridor as they wait to seek help from some of the departments based at East Ham Town Hall. In the foreground, these civilians are waiting to visit the Citizens' Advice Bureau and further back a sign above the door...

  • LIFE IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER, NORTH LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    LIFE IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER, NORTH LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1631

    A young woman places the gramophone needle on a record to bring some light relief to an air raid shelter, somewhere in north London. The rest of the shelterers appear to be enjoying her choice of music. In the background, one woman can be seen knitting...

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