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Work Men Collection

Background imageWork Men 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 imageWork Men 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 imageWork Men Collection: King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace

King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth pictured among the rubble at Buckingham Palace following German air raids during the Blitz, September 1940

Background imageWork Men 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 imageWork Men Collection: General view of Dinorwig Slate Quarry, North Wales

General view of Dinorwig Slate Quarry, North Wales
A general view of Dinorwig (or Dinorwic) Slate Quarry, near Llanberis, North Wales, soon to be changed for ever with the construction of a new dam

Background imageWork Men Collection: Poster advertising Pollards Storefitters

Poster advertising Pollards Storefitters, showing workmen busy with their carpentry. 20th century

Background imageWork Men Collection: Bricklayers / Workmen / 1856

Bricklayers / Workmen / 1856
A pair of bricklayers building a wall Date: 1856

Background imageWork Men Collection: Clifton Suspension Brg

Clifton Suspension Brg
The Bridge under construction. Part of the bridge was moved from the old Hungerford Bridge over the Thames

Background imageWork Men Collection: Antwerp Exhibition 1930

Antwerp Exhibition 1930
Workmen putting the finishing touches to the British Pavilion at the Antwerp Exhibition, Belgium. On the right is a copy of the Schneider Cup aeroplane. Date: 1930

Background imageWork Men Collection: Road widening in Brixham, Devon

Road widening in Brixham, Devon
Road widening in Middle Street, Brixham Devon, with an Albion lorry and mechanical digger

Background imageWork Men Collection: Sugar Cane field - Barbados

Sugar Cane field - Barbados
A Sugar Cane field in flower ( in arrow ) and local Bajan workmen in Barbados, West Indies

Background imageWork Men Collection: Jealousy by H. M. Bateman

Jealousy by H. M. Bateman
A dental patient sits prone in a the dentists chair with his mouth wide open while his dentist is momentarily distracted by the sight of workmen with much bigger drills across the road

Background imageWork Men Collection: JUSTICE CLEANED UP

JUSTICE CLEANED UP
Cleaning up British Justice

Background imageWork Men Collection: Unloading a Timber Boat

Unloading a Timber Boat
Workmen unloading a timber boat at Bristol docks, Gloucestershire, England

Background imageWork Men Collection: Skewen Colliery workmen, Glamorgan, South Wales

Skewen Colliery workmen, Glamorgan, South Wales
Workmen and apprentices of the Skewen Colliery repair shop in Glamorgan, South Wales, in a group photograph

Background imageWork Men Collection: 1930s German workers

1930s German workers
German workers off to work in Werbellinsee in Germany in the 1930s

Background imageWork Men Collection: Sultan locomotive, Iron Duke class, Great Western Railway

Sultan locomotive, Iron Duke class, Great Western Railway
The newly built Sultan locomotive, belonging to the Iron Duke class of the Great Western Railway, a sister engine to the Great Britain. Both were built in 1847

Background imageWork Men Collection: Railway tunnel, Oakeley Slate Quarry, North Wales

Railway tunnel, Oakeley Slate Quarry, North Wales
Entrance to a railway tunnel, built in 1879, which goes right under the main workings of Oakeley Slate Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales

Background imageWork Men Collection: Dorothea Slate Quarry, Nantlle Valley, North Wales

Dorothea Slate Quarry, Nantlle Valley, North Wales
View of the Dorothea Slate Quarry, Nantlle Valley, Caernarvonshire (now Gwynedd), North Wales, with the engine house at the centre

Background imageWork Men Collection: Penrhyn tomb, Llandegai Church, North Wales

Penrhyn tomb, Llandegai Church, North Wales
Detail of the Penrhyn tomb in Llandegai (or Llandygai) Church, near Bangor, Caernarvonshire (now Gwynedd), North Wales. The tomb was sculpted by Richard Westmacott for the first Lord

Background imageWork Men Collection: Workmen drilling in Bristol

Workmen drilling in Bristol, possibly doing maintenance work on the underground sewerage system. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageWork Men Collection: Shovelling snow

Shovelling snow

Background imageWork Men Collection: Sebastopol Aerial View

Sebastopol Aerial View
An aerial view of the town, forts and harbours of Sebastopol, with British and French shipping, camps for soldiers and workmen, stores and barracks Date: 1854

Background imageWork Men Collection: Russian businessman talking to two workmen attempting to rep

Russian businessman talking to two workmen attempting to repair a damaged Russian battleship. Date 1904

Background imageWork Men Collection: Ground plan of the model town for the happy colony to be est

Ground plan of the model town for the happy colony to be established in New Zealand by the workmen of Great Britain. Date undated

Background imageWork Men Collection: Reverend Charles Wesley, A. M

Reverend Charles Wesley, A. M
Portrait of Reverend Charles Wesley, A. M. God Buries His Workmen, But Carries on His Work. Date: 1846

Background imageWork Men Collection: First pier at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

First pier at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Background imageWork Men Collection: The America Cup challengers: Shamrock II launched at Dumbart

The America Cup challengers: Shamrock II launched at Dumbart
A symbol of three kingdoms: the pontoons " Thistle", " Rose" and the yacht " Shamrock II". The Illustrated London News claimed that at the time of publication this was

Background imageWork Men Collection: Heavy Snowfall

Heavy Snowfall
Workmen removing broken branches after a heavy snowfall, Leicester Park, Leicestershire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageWork Men Collection: New Compensation Act - 1906 - Gardener takes a fall

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

Background imageWork Men Collection: Building an Air Shelter

Building an Air Shelter
Workmen building an air shelter, U.S.A. Date: 1960s

Background imageWork Men Collection: Workmen laying an oil pipeline in Persia

Workmen laying an oil pipeline in Persia for the BP company. Date: circa 1925

Background imageWork Men Collection: Unloading Timber 1930S

Unloading Timber 1930S
Unloading timber from barges, an unfamiliar London scene, near the Surrey Docks. Date: 1930s

Background imageWork Men Collection: Building a House 1930S

Building a House 1930S
An " all timber" private detached house being constructed in the open countryside. Date: 1930s

Background imageWork Men Collection: Thinning Water Lilies

Thinning Water Lilies
Workmen thinning water lilies on the lake at Regents Park, central London. Date: 1950s

Background imageWork Men Collection: Putting up a Marquee

Putting up a Marquee
Workmen erecting a fairground marquee. Date: early 1930s

Background imageWork Men Collection: Fitting Shop Sign

Fitting Shop Sign
Workmen fitting the new facia shop board sign for Barnabys Picture Library Rathbone Street, central London. Date: 1991

Background imageWork Men Collection: New York Road Repairs

New York Road Repairs
Workmen mending roads, New York, U.S.A. Date: 1960s

Background imageWork Men Collection: British field hospital marquee, Salonika, WW1

British field hospital marquee, Salonika, WW1
Greek workmen spreading mud on a British field hospital marquee to camouflage it from enemy aircraft at Salonika (Salonica, Thessaloniki, Greece) during the First World War. Date: circa 1916-1917

Background imageWork Men Collection: Poster advertising War Savings Certificates

Poster advertising War Savings Certificates. One workman tells another that its worth while. 1940s

Background imageWork Men Collection: Builders of the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London W1

Builders of the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London W1
An informal group photo of some of the men who helped to build the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London W1. Date: circa 1930

Background imageWork Men Collection: Workers by Tower Bridge, c. 1948

Workers by Tower Bridge, c. 1948
Workmen in flat caps gather under the pillars of Tower Bridge, London. c.1948

Background imageWork Men Collection: Ecuador - Workmans Shack

Ecuador - Workmans Shack
Workmans Mansion (!) - Santiago de Guayaguil, Ecuador. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWork Men Collection: Penny train arriving, Victoria Station, Central London

Penny train arriving, Victoria Station, Central London
The workmens penny train arrives at Victoria Station, Central London, just before 6am each workday. Date: 1865

Background imageWork Men Collection: Striking masons picketing a building site

Striking masons picketing a building site during a strike. Date: 1859

Background imageWork Men Collection: Workers riveting a girder at a Sunderland shipyard

Workers riveting a girder at a Sunderland shipyard
Workers riveting the centre girder of a turret vessel at Messrs Droxford & Sons, a shipyard in Sunderland

Background imageWork Men Collection: Print room at Lloyds Weekly Newspaper, London

Print room at Lloyds Weekly Newspaper, London
Printing presses operated by workmen churn out copies of Lloyds Weekly Newspaper, one of the first mass market newspapers, with copies then bundled for despatch on a trolley

Background imageWork Men Collection: Plate rolling machine and workers at a Sunderland shipyard

Plate rolling machine and workers at a Sunderland shipyard
A team of men feed a sheet of metal through a rolling machine at Messrs Droxford & Sons, a shipyard in Sunderland



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