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Background imageEmployment Collection: Royal Navy recruitment poster

Royal Navy recruitment poster. Stokers required, no previous experience necessary, age 18 to 25 years. Apply to the Royal Navy Recruiting Office, Naval Base, Great Yarmouth

Background imageEmployment Collection: Metropolitan Police recruitment poster

Metropolitan Police recruitment poster
A Metropolitan Police recruitment poster, asking for ex-servicemen to apply. There are several hundred vacancies to fill

Background imageEmployment Collection: German propaganda poster, WW1

German propaganda poster, WW1
German propaganda poster, encouraging women to work in the Home Army during the First World War, for example by working in munitions factories to make grenades for soldiers to use. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageEmployment Collection: Police Recruitment Sign

Police Recruitment Sign
Metropolitan Police recruitment poster for more police, offering a job or career in the police force

Background imageEmployment Collection: Recruitment poster for the WaC and WRNS

Recruitment poster for the WaC and WRNS
First World War recruitment poster for the WaC (Womens Army Auxiliary Corps) and WRNS (Womens Royal Naval Service). circa 1917

Background imageEmployment 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 imageEmployment Collection: Employees - Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Employees - Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA
The 36, 000 Employees of the Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA pose for a group photograph in front of the factory buildings

Background imageEmployment 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 imageEmployment Collection: Seven women police officers in netball team

Seven women police officers in netball team
Seven women police officers in the 1954 Met Police netball team, posing with a ball and a netball post. They include Heather Walker, Nora Blacklock, June Barrett and Pat Stacke. Date: 1954

Background imageEmployment Collection: Trades union membership certificate

Trades union membership certificate
A trades union membership certificate for the United Operative Plumbers Association of Great Britain and Ireland, with Defence and Defiance as their motto

Background imageEmployment Collection: Mill Workers - Spinning - Rochdale, Lancashire

Mill Workers - Spinning - Rochdale, Lancashire. Date: 1911

Background imageEmployment Collection: Women WW1 Land Army

Women WW1 Land Army
A poster recruiting for the Womens Land Army, showing a land girl feeding a horse and foal. Proclaiming, National Service

Background imageEmployment Collection: Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms

Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms! Britain and the USSR. Showing the British and Soviet Russian flags flying side by side. A message below says: British Women! You can win this war

Background imageEmployment Collection: Cotton weavers at their looms, Preston, Lancashire

Cotton weavers at their looms, Preston, Lancashire
Women operating cotton weaving looms at the works of Messrs Horrockses, Crewdson and Co Ltd of Preston, Lancashire

Background imageEmployment Collection: Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London

Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London
A roomful of male compositors in London, typesetting the pages of the Morning Post newspaper by hand

Background imageEmployment Collection: Cotton weaving shed, Preston, Lancashire

Cotton weaving shed, Preston, Lancashire
A huge cotton weaving shed at the works of Messrs Horrockses, Crewdson and Co Ltd of Preston, Lancashire, with people at work

Background imageEmployment Collection: Training Ship Mercury and boys racing crew, River Hamble

Training Ship Mercury and boys racing crew, River Hamble
The racing crew of the training ship Mercury with the ship itself in the background. The Mercury, established in 1885 by Charles Hoare, was originally based at Binstead, Isle of Wight

Background imageEmployment Collection: Post-War Recruitment

Post-War Recruitment
Poster asking employers to take on men who have served during the First World War, featuring a personal plea from Douglas Haig

Background imageEmployment Collection: Girls filling penny tins of mustard, Norwich, Norfolk

Girls filling penny tins of mustard, Norwich, Norfolk
Girls at work filling penny tins of mustard at the firm of J Colman Ltd, Norwich, Norfolk

Background imageEmployment Collection: Training Ship Exmouth, dumb bell drill

Training Ship Exmouth, dumb bell drill
Uniformed boys on the deck of the Training Ship Exmouth perform dumb bell drill. The Exmouth, moored off Grays in Essex, was used by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as a naval training establishment

Background imageEmployment Collection: Training Ship Exmouth, full crew

Training Ship Exmouth, full crew
Full group photo of the crew of the Training Ship Exmouth. The Exmouth, moored off Grays in Essex, was used by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as a naval training establishment for pauper children

Background imageEmployment Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden and her brothers, London

Inspector Alice B Clayden and her brothers, London
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden, with her three brothers (together with Sergeant Henry Pegler) in the yard of Crawford Place Police Station, London W1 -- the brothers are

Background imageEmployment Collection: Woman police officer in self-defence exercise

Woman police officer in self-defence exercise
Woman police officer (Moya Wood-Heath) taking part in a self-defence demonstration exercise at an outdoor event, watched by spectators. Date: circa early 1970s

Background imageEmployment Collection: Woman police officer attending an accident

Woman police officer attending an accident where a man appears to have fallen off a ladder. She is speaking into her hand-held radio. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageEmployment Collection: Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform

Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform
Woman police officer (Eileen Greenwood) in the new Surrey uniform introduced in 1973. The jacket was single-breasted with four buttons, and the hat was in black and white with a checked design

Background imageEmployment Collection: Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London

Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London
Woman police officer (Margaret Miles) in a London street, wearing the new style Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968. Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageEmployment Collection: Woman police officer, Inspector Alice B Clayden, London

Woman police officer, Inspector Alice B Clayden, London
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden, London. She also had three brothers in the police force. In 1922, during the period of the so-called Geddes Axe when the government of the day

Background imageEmployment Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace

Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden, outside Buckingham Palace on 2 January 1928. Her brother Sergeant Alfred William Clayden (second from left)

Background imageEmployment Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace

Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden (second from right), outside Buckingham Palace on 2 January 1928. Her brother Sergeant Alfred William Clayden (second from left)

Background imageEmployment Collection: Woman police officer, Inspector Lily Dawes, London

Woman police officer, Inspector Lily Dawes, London
A woman police officer, Inspector Lily Dawes, at Kennington, London, wearing belted jacket (summer uniform), helmet with badge, white shirt and tie, and duty armband. Date: 1933

Background imageEmployment Collection: Turkish Barber at Thessaloniki, Greece

Turkish Barber at Thessaloniki, Greece. Date: circa 1907

Background imageEmployment Collection: Official wording, Apprenticeship Indenture

Official wording, Apprenticeship Indenture
Official wording of an Apprenticeship Indenture, between John Henry Watson of 3 Newland Street, Derby, and Messrs John Davis & Son (Derby) Limited

Background imageEmployment Collection: Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, south east London

Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, south east London
The Great Crane at the Arsenal, Woolwich, south east London, used to lift sections of large guns

Background imageEmployment Collection: Women brickmakers in the Black Country

Women brickmakers in the Black Country
Women brickmakers at work in the Black Country -- south Staffordshire and north Worcestershire

Background imageEmployment Collection: Poster advertising Canada to British settlers

Poster advertising Canada to British settlers
Poster for Canadian Pacific, inviting British settlers, married or single, to go to Canada. Help given towards farm purchase. Assisted passages for approved applicants

Background imageEmployment Collection: Lloyd Georges Munition Girls

Lloyd Georges Munition Girls
Front cover of a book describing womens experiences in a munitions factory during the First World War with a detailed account by an anonymous female shell-maker

Background imageEmployment Collection: Dennis Skinner, Labour MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire

Dennis Skinner, Labour MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire
Dennis Edward Skinner (b 1932), Labour politician, MP for Bolsover since 1970. Well known for his outspoken remarks in parliament, for which he has been suspended more than ten times

Background imageEmployment Collection: Lawyers books, brief and wig in a leather chair

Lawyers books, brief and wig in a leather chair. Date: circa 1990s

Background imageEmployment Collection: Bank of England Beadle, City of London

Bank of England Beadle, City of London. 1899

Background imageEmployment Collection: George Woodcock, TUC General Secretary

George Woodcock, TUC General Secretary
George Woodcock (1904-1979), British trade unionist and TUC General Secretary from 1960 to 1969. Date: 1963

Background imageEmployment Collection: Two women police officers and woman with suitcase

Two women police officers and woman with suitcase
Two women police officers (Jean Grasy and Margaret Findlay or Knight), one of them a sergeant, talking to a young woman with a suitcase on a London street. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1960s

Background imageEmployment Collection: Sea wall and esplanade, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Sea wall and esplanade, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. A memorial stone forms part of the wall, dated 1922-1923. The sea wall

Background imageEmployment Collection: Front cover, Apprenticeship Indenture

Front cover, Apprenticeship Indenture
Front cover of an Apprenticeship Indenture, between John Henry Watson and Messrs John Davis & Son (Derby) Limited. (1 of 2) Date: 3 January 1902

Background imageEmployment Collection: Interior of ticket office at London Bridge railway station

Interior of ticket office at London Bridge railway station
The interior of the ticket booking office at London Bridge railway station. The clerks serve customers through windows at the right

Background imageEmployment Collection: Gordon Highlanders making kilts in the open air

Gordon Highlanders making kilts in the open air
A group of soldiers from the Gordon Highlanders, some smoking pipes, sit outdoors making kilts. One of them is using a sewing machine

Background imageEmployment Collection: Salvation Army elevator

Salvation Army elevator
Men at work sorting waste paper in a Salvation Army Elevator. Elevators, which aimed to help the unskilled or unemployed, combined a factory space together with hostel accommodation for those working

Background imageEmployment Collection: Workhouse Apprentices Handbill, Kendal, Westmorland

Workhouse Apprentices Handbill, Kendal, Westmorland
Copy of a handbill, thought to date from the 1820s, advertising the availability of boys and girls at the Kirkby, Kendal workhouse for being put out as parish apprentices

Background imageEmployment Collection: Ministry of Labour poster

Ministry of Labour poster
Poster for the Ministry of Labour, encouraging people to use the Employment Exchange Service for all agricultural jobs



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