New Compensation Act - 1906 - Gardener takes a fall
"The New Compensation Act" - "I ken see a life of ease for me!"- a Scottish Gardener is not unduly concerned at his tumble off a ladder and into the greenhouse, as the Workmen's Compensation Act of 1906 allowed working people the right to claim for compensation for personal injury suffered during their employment. Date: 1906
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Edwardian friends inspecting a catch of fish, Pembrokeshire
A group of Edwardian friends inspecting a catch of fish in a large Pembrokeshire garden. The two men, one of whom is a vicar, are holding fishing rods. The four women look admiringly at the array of fish laid out on the grass. Six people, five fish -- but plenty for everyone!
© Mary Evans / Roger Worsley Archive
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Wendy Craig, English actress, with butterflies
Wendy Craig (b 1934), BAFTA award-winning English actress, seen here posing with butterflies, a reference to the popular sitcom 'Butterflies' in which she starred between 1978 and 1983 as the frustrated housewife Ria Parkinson.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Tony Boxall
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