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Memories CC025337

Wells, Somerset. A woman leaning against the low stone wall on the west side of the moat around the Bishop's Palace, holding a posy of flowers in her hand. Photographed in June 1898 for the London Midland and Scottish Railway

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Surprise party JLP01_09_870576

Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Mr and Mrs Stanborough and friends posed behind a table laid with cakes during a surprise party for their diamond wedding anniversary.
A surprise diamond wedding party was held for Mrs E and Mr F Stanborough at the Laing Sports Club at Elstree. Mr Stanborough had joined Laing as a carpenter in 1934. After his service during the war, he returned to become a general foreman and site agent on various sites. He retired in 1970 with 36 years service. An article on their diamond wedding celebrations was published in the August 1987 issue of Laing's Team Spirit newsletter

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Carlisle Technical College JLP01_01_117_23

Carlisle Technical College, Strand Road, Carlisle, Cumbria. A class of young men in an engineering workshop at Carlisle Technical College.
Carlisle Technical College was built between 1951-1953 and was officially opened on 18th February 1954. The building had space for 1500 students providing facilities for the arts and sciences, including laboratories, workshops for motor, mechanical and electrical engineering, textiles, woodwork, building and the pure sciences. The front of the building faced south and workshops, labs and the main entrance were on the north side of the building

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