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Labour Collection

Background imageLabour Collection: Labour Party election posters and television speakers

Labour Party election posters and television speakers
Labour Party election posters and speakers for Labours series of five short television programmes in the run-up to the General Election of 8th October 1959 (which the Conservatives won)

Background imageLabour Collection: Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan, also known as Nye Bevan (1897 - 1960), Welsh Labour politician. Minister of Health in the mid-20th century, responsible for the creation of the National Health Service

Background imageLabour Collection: Coopers at work making wooden barrels

Coopers at work making wooden barrels
Four coopers hard at work in their workshop making traditional wooden barrels. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageLabour 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 imageLabour Collection: Keir Hardie giving a speech

Keir Hardie giving a speech
Keir Hardie (1856-1915), founder of the Labour party, addressing suffragettes at a free speech meeting

Background imageLabour Collection: Jim Callaghan / Labour Pm

Jim Callaghan / Labour Pm
JAMES CALLAGHAN LORD CALLAGHAN of CARDIFF Labour Party leader and British Prime Minister (1976-79)

Background imageLabour Collection: Michael Foot

Michael Foot (1913-2010) British politician when he was the Labour Party candidate for Ebbw Vale, at the election caused by the death of Aneurin Bevan

Background imageLabour 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 imageLabour 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 imageLabour 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 imageLabour Collection: Keir Hardie addressing suffragettes at Trafalgar Square

Keir Hardie addressing suffragettes at Trafalgar Square
Keir Hardie (1856-1915), founder of the Labour party, addressing suffragettes at a free speech meeting in 1908 - Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) and Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1834-1913)

Background imageLabour Collection: Horseshoer. Coloured engraving (19th c. )

Horseshoer. Coloured engraving (19th c. )
Horseshoer. Coloured engraving (19th c.)

Background imageLabour 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 imageLabour Collection: King George VI and Clement Attlee, Buckingham Palace, 1945

King George VI and Clement Attlee, Buckingham Palace, 1945
Photograph of King George VI (1895-1952) and Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, (1883-1967) in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, 1945

Background imageLabour Collection: Halifax Workhouse 1901

Halifax Workhouse 1901
A birdseye view of the workhouse infirmary at Halifax, Yorkshire

Background imageLabour Collection: A glamorous female model with her trusty Goblin Teasmade

A glamorous female model with her trusty Goblin Teasmade
A stylish female model wakes up fresh-faced and ready now to face the day thanks to a few sips from a hearty brew prepared by her faithful bedside Goblin Teasmade. How Delicious! Date: 1960s

Background imageLabour Collection: Photos on piano, Lloyd Georges farm at Churt, Surrey

Photos on piano, Lloyd Georges farm at Churt, Surrey
Photos on the piano, Lloyd Georges farm at Churt, Surrey. On the back row, l-r: Eleftherios Venizelos, Lloyd George with Prince of Wales (future Edward VIII), General Foch

Background imageLabour 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 imageLabour Collection: Portrait photograph of James Keir Hardie

Portrait photograph of James Keir Hardie. Scottish socialist and labour leader

Background imageLabour Collection: James Keir Hardie / Postcd

James Keir Hardie / Postcd
JAMES KEIR HARDIE British labour leader and politician

Background imageLabour Collection: A Reader in cigar factory, Tampa, Fla. He reads books and ne

A Reader in cigar factory, Tampa, Fla. He reads books and newspapers at top of his voice all day long. This is all the education many of these workers receive

Background imageLabour Collection: King George VI and Clement Attlee, at Buckingham Palace, 194

King George VI and Clement Attlee, at Buckingham Palace, 194
Photograph of King George VI (1895-1952) and Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, (1883-1967) in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, 1945

Background imageLabour Collection: James Keir Hardie / Vanity

James Keir Hardie / Vanity
JAMES KEIR HARDIE British labour leader and politician, looking rather scruffy

Background imageLabour Collection: Scarborough Workhouse

Scarborough Workhouse
A birdseye view of Scarborough New Workhouse

Background imageLabour Collection: Reino Unido (20th c. ). Suffragette demonstration

Reino Unido (20th c. ). Suffragette demonstration
Reino Unido (20th c.). Suffragette demonstration in London. Engraving. FRANCE. Paris. National Library

Background imageLabour Collection: The Great Docks Strike of 1912 - Scene at Grays, Essex

The Great Docks Strike of 1912 - Scene at Grays, Essex
The Great Docks (Docker s) Strike of 1912 - Scene at a Demonstration at Grays, Essex. The pre-war era witnessed massive industrial unrest as dockers, transport workers

Background imageLabour Collection: West Derby Union, Liverpool - Belmont Road workhouse

West Derby Union, Liverpool - Belmont Road workhouse
The Belmont Road workhouse opened in 1890 by Liverpools West Derby Union. It catered primarily for able-bodied inmates and vagrants, providing daily out-relief in return for manual labour. Date: 1925

Background imageLabour 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 imageLabour 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 imageLabour Collection: Joseph Alfred Sparks campaigning

Joseph Alfred Sparks campaigning
Joseph Alfred Sparks (19011981) - a British trade unionist and Labour Party politician. Campaigning for the parliamentary constituency of Acton in 1945 with the slogan

Background imageLabour Collection: John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist

John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist
John Maclean (1879-1923), Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary Marxist socialist. He was imprisoned for his opposition to the First World War, and lost his teaching post

Background imageLabour Collection: WW1 - Home Front - The Queens Work for Women Fund

WW1 - Home Front - The Queens Work for Women Fund
After the outbreak of WW1, many women in the textile and clothing industry had lost their jobs as export markets closed, posing a direct threat to their job prospects

Background imageLabour Collection: Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). The Gleaners (1856). Orsay

Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). The Gleaners (1856). Orsay
Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). French painter, one of the founders of the Barbizon School. The Gleaners (1856). Orsay Museum. Paris. France

Background imageLabour Collection: Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Background imageLabour Collection: Shetland Islands - Cutting a peat bank

Shetland Islands - Cutting a peat bank
A Crofter cutting a peat bank on The Shetland Islands, Scotland. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageLabour Collection: Edward Boyle and Anthony Crosland, Eastbourne

Edward Boyle and Anthony Crosland, Eastbourne
Edward Boyle (1923-1981), Conservative MP, and Anthony Crosland (1918-1977), Labour MP, at Eastbourne. They wrote a book together, The Politics of Education, published in 1971. Date: 1975

Background imageLabour Collection: Mr Aneurin Bevan

Mr Aneurin Bevan
Mr Bevan was a Welsh Labour politician and was appointed as Minister of Health after Labour won the election in 1945. He was the founder of the National Health Service which came into effect on 5th

Background imageLabour Collection: WW1 - Pekin Camp, Camp for Chinese Labour Corps, Mont Kemmel

WW1 - Pekin Camp, Camp for Chinese Labour Corps, Mont Kemmel
WW1 - Pekin Camp - Camp for The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front. The camp was near The Kemmelberg (also known as Kemmel Hill or Mont Kemmel), Heuvelland, West Flanders, Belgium

Background imageLabour Collection: Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey

Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey
A view of the entrance to Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey. The buildings were originally opened in 1860 as an invalid prison for convicts not fit enough to be sent to Dartmoor

Background imageLabour Collection: George Lansbury Pamphlet, Smash Up the Workhouse

George Lansbury Pamphlet, Smash Up the Workhouse
The cover of George Lansburys 1909 pamphlet Smash Up the Workhouse. Lansbury (1859-1940) was a socialist politician and campaigner for social justice

Background imageLabour Collection: Harold Wilson, British Labour Prime Minister

Harold Wilson, British Labour Prime Minister
Harold Wilson (1916-1995), British Labour Prime Minister from 1964-1970 and 1974-1976. Date: mid-1960s

Background imageLabour Collection: TONY BLAIR

TONY BLAIR Labour MP and British Prime Minister (1997- ) Date: 1953 -

Background imageLabour Collection: Labour Candidates

Labour Candidates
Labour candidates. - A postcard with a dual meaning, both a satire on potential Labour Party MPs and three down and out men all of whom are good candidates as labourers. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageLabour Collection: Jeweller at his bench with leather covers

Jeweller at his bench with leather covers. His tools include files, drills, hammer, pliers, wire drawer and crucible. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades

Background imageLabour Collection: Sidney Webb, socialist, economist and reformer

Sidney Webb, socialist, economist and reformer
Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859-1947), British socialist, economist, reformer and co-founder of the London School of Economics. 1920

Background imageLabour Collection: A set of 8 lithographs - WWI era

A set of 8 lithographs - WWI era
A set of 8 lithographs in a folio. 1) Inscribed Private B. Miller, Queens Westminsters, out since 1914, 2) Inscribed Of the Labour Battalion, 3) A soldier reading a newspaper

Background imageLabour Collection: Portland Prison, Dorset

Portland Prison, Dorset - Stone cutting using a huge circular saw Date: 1912

Background imageLabour Collection: Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales

Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales
Tunnel construction taking place on the Great Western Railway, somewhere in South Wales



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