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Background imageConditions Collection: Miners working at the coalface, South Wales

Miners working at the coalface, South Wales
Two miners, stripped to the waist, working at the coalface in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imageConditions Collection: Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales

Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales
Several coal miners with blackened faces stand in the shaft lift at the end of their shift in a coal mine in South Wales

Background imageConditions Collection: Miner riding drams, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miner riding drams, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A miner riding a journey of drams (coal trucks) at Tirpentwys Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales. Date: 1910

Background imageConditions Collection: Dressmakers workshop

Dressmakers workshop
Staff in the workroom of a dressmaker or outfitter. Clothes in various stages of completion are on dummies. The employees (all female apart from a solitary man with a tape measure around his neck)

Background imageConditions Collection: Building of a prefabricated houses in 3 hours 1945

Building of a prefabricated houses in 3 hours 1945
During the Second World War many houses were destroyed, due to this, prefabricated houses (prefabs) were built, quickly and cheaply providing quality housing with all the amenities, central heating

Background imageConditions Collection: Truganini, last surviving female Tasmanian Aboiginal

Truganini, last surviving female Tasmanian Aboiginal
Truganini (Truganina, Trugernanner or Lalla Rooke, c1812-1876), the last surviving Tasmanian Aboiginal or Palawa woman. 1866

Background imageConditions Collection: GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of ten Great Western Railway navvies working on the Treffgarne railway at Nant Y Coy, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageConditions Collection: Three cockle women of Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Three cockle women of Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Three cockle women of South Wales, in a posed photograph. They are probably from the coastal village of Llangwm, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageConditions Collection: Welsh women road builders, South Wales

Welsh women road builders, South Wales
A group of twenty Welsh women road builders in Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales, holding their spades. They built the road to Hook in 1903-4 to facilitate transport to the colliery

Background imageConditions Collection: Postman in the Snow

Postman in the Snow
This stalwart postman does his duty and delivers the post rain or shine, or in this case, thick winter snow. No chance of exceeding the 30 mile per hour speed limit!

Background imageConditions Collection: Llewellin Churn Works, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Llewellin Churn Works, Haverfordwest, South Wales
A group of employees, mostly women, of the Llewellin Churn Works at North Gate, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageConditions Collection: Man at work, Dinorwig Slate Quarry, North Wales

Man at work, Dinorwig Slate Quarry, North Wales
A man at work, 150 feet up on the main face of Dinorwig (or Dinorwic) Slate Quarry, near Llanberis, North Wales

Background imageConditions Collection: St Lawrences Hospital, Caterham, Surrey

St Lawrences Hospital, Caterham, Surrey
Aerial view of St Lawrences Hospital at Caterham in Surrey, originally opened in 1870 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as an imbeciles asylum for Londons sick poor suffering from mental conditions

Background imageConditions Collection: Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of men at Hook Colliery, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. They are the current shift of miners plus the owner, standing near a wooden headframe connected to a mineshaft

Background imageConditions Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageConditions Collection: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)
A woman cyclist first aid scout of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), riding along in her distinctive uniform. The FANY was created in 1907 as a first aid link between front-line fighting units

Background imageConditions Collection: Ernest Shackleton preparing for a trans-antarctic expedition

Ernest Shackleton preparing for a trans-antarctic expedition
Sir Ernest Shackleton, dressed in kit suited to Antarctic conditions prior to his trans-Antarctic expedition in 1914

Background imageConditions Collection: Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), British explorer, dressed for Antarctic conditions. Shackleton made four expeditions to the South Pole during his career

Background imageConditions Collection: Lancashire Weaver / 1890S

Lancashire Weaver / 1890S
A weaver in a Lancashire cotton mill

Background imageConditions Collection: Poster depicting cocoa pod gathering

Poster depicting cocoa pod gathering
Poster for the Empire Marketing Board depicting the gathering of cocoa pods

Background imageConditions Collection: 1888 Matchgirls / Besant

1888 Matchgirls / Besant
Annie Besant and the committee of the Matchgirls union, formed during the successful strike action against Bryant & May, in response to poor pay and working conditions

Background imageConditions Collection: Crew of a Scottish purse seiner, Falmouth, Cornwall

Crew of a Scottish purse seiner, Falmouth, Cornwall
The crew of a Scottish purse seiner, at Falmouth, Cornwall. A seine net is usually a long flat net like a fence, with weights on it, which catches the fish by encircling them. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageConditions Collection: Man with mechanical digger in a muddy field

Man with mechanical digger in a muddy field
A man working next to a mechanical Hy-Mac digger in a muddy field. Perhaps the digger has got stuck in the mud, and he is trying to dig it out

Background imageConditions Collection: Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research

Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research
Undated photograph of corner of the sance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research, with trumpets on table. HPG/1/2/1 (vi)

Background imageConditions Collection: Harold Macmillan at the United Nations General Assembly

Harold Macmillan at the United Nations General Assembly
Photograph of (Maurice) Harold Macmillan speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, 29th September 1960. In a powerful speech the British Prime Minister spoke on Britains colonial record

Background imageConditions Collection: Lancashire Mill Girls

Lancashire Mill Girls
Quite young Lancashire mill girls

Background imageConditions Collection: Apprentice Engineers

Apprentice Engineers
Apprentices at an Engineering training school in Leeds. Date: 1968

Background imageConditions Collection: Gasworkers Meeting

Gasworkers Meeting
Meeting of the GASWORKERS at Peckham Rye, London, in favour of better working conditions

Background imageConditions Collection: Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck

Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck
A Welsh miner, stripped to the waist, pushing a truck in a coal mine

Background imageConditions Collection: Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland

Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland
On the Isle of Harris, Scotland, a woman uses an elegant old spinning wheel to make Harris tweed, while her dog sleeps beside her. Date: 1920s

Background imageConditions Collection: Peat carts, Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Peat carts, Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Horse-drawn carts transporting peat (cut turf) on the island of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, northern Scotland

Background imageConditions Collection: A cockle woman of Pembrokeshire, South Wales

A cockle woman of Pembrokeshire, South Wales
An elderly cockle woman of South Wales, in a posed photograph with a painted backdrop behind her. She is probably from the coastal village of Llangwm, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed

Background imageConditions Collection: Llest Colliery explosion, Glamorgan, South Wales

Llest Colliery explosion, Glamorgan, South Wales
A group of men and boys waiting for news of miners trapped underground following an explosion at Llest (Lluest) Colliery, Pontyrhyl, near Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageConditions Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageConditions Collection: Poster depicting Colombo, Ceylon

Poster depicting Colombo, Ceylon
Poster for the Empire Marketing Board, depicting dock workers loading and unloading cargo at Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Background imageConditions Collection: Apprenticeship Indenture

Apprenticeship Indenture
An Indenture of Apprenticeship for William Hamilton of Carlisle for 7 years as a cabinet maker & joiner

Background imageConditions Collection: View outside a leather factory, Bermondsey, south London

View outside a leather factory, Bermondsey, south London
View outside Neckinger Mills leather factory, Bermondsey, south London. Date: 1842

Background imageConditions Collection: Italian soldier in white camouflage, WWI

Italian soldier in white camouflage, WWI
Camouflage or protective colouring - an Italian soldier during the First World War in white dress rendering him difficult to spot in snowy conditions. 1918

Background imageConditions Collection: Man at work in Harris Tweed mill

Man at work in Harris Tweed mill
Man at work in a Harris Tweed mill. Date: 1920s

Background imageConditions Collection: Caterham Asylum, Surrey

Caterham Asylum, Surrey
Charity collectors at the gates of Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Behind are the barred windows of a ward block. Like its twin at Leavesden

Background imageConditions Collection: Caterham Asylum. Surrey - Disabled Childrens Ward

Caterham Asylum. Surrey - Disabled Childrens Ward
A disabled childrens ward at Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Like its twin at Leavesden, the asylum was established in 1870 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board for Londons sick poor with mental conditions

Background imageConditions Collection: Caterham Asylum, Surrey - Childrens Training Centre

Caterham Asylum, Surrey - Childrens Training Centre
The childrens training centre at Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Like its twin at Leavesden, the asylum was established in 1870 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board for Londons sick poor with mental

Background imageConditions Collection: Caterham Asylum, Surrey - Carpentry Class

Caterham Asylum, Surrey - Carpentry Class
A carpentry class for inmates of Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Like its twin at Leavesden, the asylum was established in 1870 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board for Londons sick poor with mental

Background imageConditions Collection: Women - Carpet Factory

Women - Carpet Factory
Women working the Crompton Axminster Loom at Richard Smith & Sons, Kidderminster, England. Date: 1902

Background imageConditions Collection: Charles Dickens - English writer

Charles Dickens - English writer
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) - English writer. Date: circa 1860

Background imageConditions Collection: Picking orange flowers for making perfume

Picking orange flowers for making perfume
People picking orange flowers for the manufacture of perfume on the Cote d Azur, France. Date: circa 1905

Background imageConditions Collection: Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, WW1

Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, WW1
Suvla Bay, Gallipoli: close quarters at the seas edge. Showing landing conditions on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Date: 1915

Background imageConditions Collection: People from Stepney, East London, hop picking in Kent

People from Stepney, East London, hop picking in Kent. They were assisted by their local vicar, Reverend R Wilson (seen here in the centre) of St. Augustine s, Stepney. circa 1911



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