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"Capturing the Essence of Work: A Glimpse into People's Daily Endeavors" Amidst sparks and sweat, a skilled blacksmith hammers away at his craft in Southrop BBL_02524

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Blacksmith, Southrop BBL_02524

Blacksmith, Southrop BBL_02524
The Forge, Southrop, Cotswold, Gloucestershire. Interior view of the Forge, showing the blacksmith at work. Photographed in 1938 by Sydney Alfred Pitcher

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Installing a wall panel JLP01_14_00230

Installing a wall panel JLP01_14_00230
HULME, MANCHESTER. A block of 12M Jespersen flats under construction in Hulme, showing a wall panel with inset windows about to be hoisted into position

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Roof support work JLP01_08_060847

Roof support work JLP01_08_060847
COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE, KENSINGTON HIGH STREET, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA, GREATER LONDON. Workers inserting a wedge in the timber formwork at the top of a roof support column during construction of

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: British Road Services Depot JLP01_01_117_14

British Road Services Depot JLP01_01_117_14
British Road Services Depot, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead. Looking across the interior of the haulage and parcels shed, showing a fork lift truck driver moving crates in the foreground

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Barlaston pipeline JLP01_08_084420

Barlaston pipeline JLP01_08_084420
Barlaston, Stafford, Staffordshire. A view of the Barlaston pipeline crossing the Trent and Mersey Canal during the installation of the pipeline

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Rebuilding P_H00101_009

Rebuilding P_H00101_009
DOVER, KENT. A large group of Belgian labourers, working on behalf of the Ministry of Works and posing outside of reconstructed terraced housing, in Dover, Kent

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Ploughing DIX02_01_081

Ploughing DIX02_01_081
Horse-team ploughing under the shadow of the Dyke, 1930s. The dyke may be the Devils Dyke near Brighton, or Offas Dyke on the Welsh/English borders

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_060530

Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_060530
Allscott Sugar Beet Factory, Allscott, Wrockwardine, Telford and Wrekin. A view from scaffolding during the construction of a sugar silo at the Allscott Sugar Beet Factory

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Bardney Sugar Factory JLP01_08_045668

Bardney Sugar Factory JLP01_08_045668
Bardney Sugar Factory, Bardney, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A view over the construction site for two sugar silos at Bardney Sugar Factory, showing Laing workers carrying out various tasks

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_061059

Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_061059
Allscott Sugar Beet Factory, Allscott, Wrockwardine, Telford and Wrekin. Two Laing workers concreting the roof of a sugar silo at Allscott Sugar Beet Factory

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Burnham House Kings Lynn, 1942 a42_03803

Burnham House Kings Lynn, 1942 a42_03803
Burnham House, 11 - 13 Nelson Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. A man holding a ranging pole beside the carriage entrance of Burnham House at 11-13 Nelson Street

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Mending lobster pots DIX02_01_022

Mending lobster pots DIX02_01_022
SEATON GARTH, STAITHES, HINDERWELL, SCARBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE. A man mending lobster pots on the beach beside Seaton Garth at Staithes with Cowbar Nab in the background. Photographed in the 1930s

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727

Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727
Market Hall, Worcester Street, Bull Ring, Birmingham. Construction workers beside a traction engine inside the bombed out shell of the Market Hall. The former Market Hall dated from the 1830s

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Brixham fishing fleet DIX02_01_254

Brixham fishing fleet DIX02_01_254
Brixham, Torbay, Devon. The fishing fleet in Brixham Outer Harbour with houses on North Furzeham Road on the cliff-top in the distance. Photographed by J Dixon Scott between 1925 and 1935

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Mending nets at Hastings DIX02_01_256

Mending nets at Hastings DIX02_01_256
Fishermen mending nets on the beach at Hastings, East Sussex. Photographed by J Dixon Scott between 1925 and 1939

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Keens Cycle Manufactory OFH01_01_02_051

Keens Cycle Manufactory OFH01_01_02_051
Keen's Cycle Manufactory, Angel Road, Giggshill Green, Thames Ditton, Elmbridge, Surrey. A group portrait taken outside the bicycle workshop and repair shop of John Keen

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Post war prefabrication P_H00212_006

Post war prefabrication P_H00212_006
Two men constructing the upper storey of a Spooner house using plywood panels, 1947. Spooner houses were produced by Hull based manufacturer J L Spooner Ltd and were timber framed with a brick skin

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Post-War prefabrication P_H00212_007

Post-War prefabrication P_H00212_007
A man assembling the plywood panels of a Spooner house, 1947. Spooner houses were produced by Hull based manufacturer J L Spooner Ltd and were timber framed with a brick skin

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Strawberry field MCF01_02_1292

Strawberry field MCF01_02_1292
CHEDDAR, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET. Farm labourers with spades working in a strawberry field in Cheddar. There also appears to be an orchard on the hillside above the strawberry field

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Market House MCF01_02_0512

Market House MCF01_02_0512
MARKET HOUSE, MARKET SQUARE, PRINCES RISBOROUGH, WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. A horse drawn cart laden with bales being lead past the Market House in Princes Risborough

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Horse power MCF01_02_0015

Horse power MCF01_02_0015
Broomfield, Broomfield and Kingswood, Maidstone, Kent. Men loading timber, possibly hop poles, on to a cart pulled by three horses

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Horse power MCF01_02_0014

Horse power MCF01_02_0014
Broomfield, Broomfield and Kingswood, Maidstone, Kent. A group of men with four horses pulling a wooden cart laden with timber, possibly hop poles

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Shearing shed MCF01_02_0536

Shearing shed MCF01_02_0536
Gate Cottage, Dovecote, Horsenden, Princes Risborough, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. A man shearing sheep in front of the dovecote at Gate Cottage, with newly shorn sheep in the foreground

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Cordite laboratory HAY03_01_087

Cordite laboratory HAY03_01_087
Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Wareham Road, Holton Heath, Wareham St. Martin, Dorset. The interior of the main laboratory, Royal Naval Cordite Factory

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Cordite railway HAY03_01_037

Cordite railway HAY03_01_037
Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Wareham Road, Holton Heath, Wareham St. Martin, Dorset. Cordite being transported to the press houses on the narrow-gauge railway system, Royal Naval Cordite Factory

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Wall painting conservation a62_02841

Wall painting conservation a62_02841
The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire. A conservator carrying out restoration work on a medieval wall painting in the monastic painted chamber at The Commandery

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Wall painting conservation a62_02840

Wall painting conservation a62_02840
The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire. A conservator carrying out restoration work on a medieval wall painting in the monastic painted chamber at The Commandery

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Northallerton demolition OP35848

Northallerton demolition OP35848
High Street, Northallerton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. Exterior view showing 216 High Street and adjacent buildings, with workmen working on the building, probably during demolition

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Topping out JLP01_09_781093

Topping out JLP01_09_781093
THE SHOPPING CENTRE, SILBURY BOULEVARD, MILTON KEYNES. The last load of concrete being shovelled on the roof of the John Lewis store restaurant during the construction of the shopping centre in

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Factory construction JLPP01_08_001296

Factory construction JLPP01_08_001296
PATONS AND BALDWINS KNITTING FACTORY, LINGFIELD CLOSE, DARLINGTON. Laing workers fixing shuttering on the construction site of Patons and Baldwins knitting factory in Darlington

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Bottesford Airfield JLP01_08_087504

Bottesford Airfield JLP01_08_087504
Bottesford Airfield, Bottesford, Melton, Leicestershire. A worker tightening bolts on a complex piece of pipework at the Bottesford pre-yield depot

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Bottesford Airfield JLP01_08_087498

Bottesford Airfield JLP01_08_087498
Bottesford Airfield, Bottesford, Melton, Leicestershire. The interior of a large corrugated steel fabrication shop at the Bottesford pre-yield depot, showing workers cutting and welding pipework

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Laing workers JLP01_08_045876

Laing workers JLP01_08_045876
PLYMOUTH. A group portrait of five Laing workers involved in the construction of three-storey blocks of flats for the Plymouth 20 Easiform housing contract

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Clocking out JLP01_01_074_01

Clocking out JLP01_01_074_01
BERKELEY POWER STATION, BERKELEY, HAM AND STONE, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Workers queuing at the Time Office and Clocking Station at the close of a normal working day on the construction site

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Lab technician JLP01_08_053108

Lab technician JLP01_08_053108
BERKELEY POWER STATION, BERKELEY, HAM AND STONE, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A technician working in the lab at the Berkeley Nuclear Power Station construction site, experimenting with ratios of cement

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_060786

Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_060786
Allscott Sugar Beet Factory, Allscott, Wrockwardine, Telford and Wrekin. Two workers carrying out post-tensioning of stressing cables running around a recently constructed sugar silo at Allscott

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Chester Le Street offices RAC01_01_04_15

Chester Le Street offices RAC01_01_04_15
Chester Le Street, County Durham. A long view of office vestibule spaces, probably from the interior of AEC Earthmoving Equipment, in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Textile works WAI01_04_217_69_21

Textile works WAI01_04_217_69_21
J AND J CASH LTD, CASHs LANE, RADFORD, COVENTRY. Interior view of J and J Cashs Workshops on Cashs Lane, showing women working with the pre-1914 multi space looms

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Road building MOT01_01_34

Road building MOT01_01_34
Coast Road, Horden, County Durham. A group of workmen beside a Ruston excavator loading earth into wagons on a track, during the construction of Coast Road

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Road resurfacing MOT01_01_20

Road resurfacing MOT01_01_20
Lee Road, Blackheath Park, Greenwich, Greater London. An elevator depositing debris into a cart drawn by a horse, during construction work on Lee Road

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Ice cream cart CXP01_01_118

Ice cream cart CXP01_01_118
An Eldorado ice cream seller standing beside his tricycle cart outside a pavilion

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_096

Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_096
WATERLOO BRIDGE, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. Two men working on a girder during the demolition of the old Waterloo Bridge. The Waterloo Bridge, which is shown during its demolition

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_095

Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_095
WATERLOO BRIDGE, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. Two men working beneath a girder during the demolition of the old Waterloo Bridge

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_094

Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_094
WATERLOO BRIDGE, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. Two men working beneath a girder during the demolition of the old Waterloo Bridge

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_093

Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_093
WATERLOO BRIDGE, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. Two men working beneath a girder during the demolition of the old Waterloo Bridge

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_103

Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_103
WATERLOO BRIDGE, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. A view of men working on the demolition of the old Waterloo Bridge, with cranes and the shot tower at the Lambeth Lead Works visible in the background

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_102

Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_102
WATERLOO BRIDGE, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. A view of men working on the demolition of the old Waterloo Bridge with buildings on the north side of the river in the background

Background imagePeople At Work Collection: Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_100

Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_100
WATERLOO BRIDGE, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. A view of the old Waterloo Bridge during its demolition with people working on a boat beneath the bridge




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"Capturing the Essence of Work: A Glimpse into People's Daily Endeavors" Amidst sparks and sweat, a skilled blacksmith hammers away at his craft in Southrop BBL_02524. Fearless workers scale rooftops, ensuring safety with every roof support work JLP01_08_060847. The British Road Services Depot JLP01_01_117_14 buzzes with activity as dedicated individuals keep the wheels of transportation turning. Witnessing resilience firsthand, we observe the rebuilding efforts captured in P_H00101_009 after a devastating event. A mobile X-ray unit med01_01_0532 brings healthcare to remote areas, showcasing compassion on wheels. In moments that matter most, heroes are made – see the iron lungs being crafted in med01_01_0323 to save lives during trying times. Precision meets creativity as workers install a wall panel JLP01_14-00230, adding beauty and functionality to spaces around us. Barlaston pipeline JLP01-08-084420 witnesses teamwork and expertise coming together for efficient infrastructure development. Burnham House Kings Lynn 1942 a42-03803 captures an era where hardworking individuals preserved history amidst challenging circumstances. Fields come alive as ploughing DIX02-01081 showcases farmers' dedication towards nurturing our sustenance from dawn till dusk. Fishing fleets like Brixham fishing fleet DIX02-01254 brave rough seas daily to bring fresh catches home for communities to savor. Mending nets at Hastings DIX02-01256 portrays fishermen's meticulousness while preserving their livelihoods through traditional practices. In this captivating collection of images, we witness people at work - not just employees but artisans honing their skills and unsung heroes dedicating themselves to various vocations.