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Orrell Blacksmith, 75 year old Sam Cadman

Orrell Blacksmith, 75 year old Sam Cadman
Work - Blacksmith

The last of the Orrell Blackmiths is seventy-five-year-old Sam Cadman, who is gamely carrying on the home industry in a small smithy behind his cottage in Church Street.

Views: 13,788    Year: 1954     1 Comment

At the Coal Face

At the Coal Face
Work - Mining

A miner hard at work in 1951.

Views: 17,013    Year: 1951     1 Comment

Day's Output

Day's Output
Work - Joinery

Joiner's shop daily output. The time has not long passed since it took a joiner and an apprentice over 5 hours to assemble one barrow.

Views: 6,575    Year: 1936

Joiner Apprentices

Joiner Apprentices
Work - Joinery

Two joiner apprentices assembling a wheelbarrow.

Views: 8,126    Year: 1936     1 Comment

The General Strike, 1926

The General Strike, 1926
Work - Strikes

Buses and trams were run with volunteer drivers and conductors. Many young undergraduates enjoyed themselves at this work. The strikers showed admirable self-control at these efforts to defeat them, and there were only a few ugly incidents.

Views: 8,174    Year: 1926     1 Comment

The General Strike, 1926

The General Strike, 1926
Work - Strikes

Buses and trams were run with volunteer drivers and conductors. Many young undergraduates enjoyed themselves at this work. The strikers showed admirable self-control at these efforts to defeat them, and there were only a few ugly incidents.

Views: 7,651    Year: 1926

The New Britain Is Not Yet

The New Britain Is Not Yet
Work - Strikes

Market Place, Wigan - It is peace - but the new Britain that was to come with peace has not yet been born. Industrial troubles culminate in the great coal strike of April, 1921.

Views: 24,635    Year: 1921     5 Comments

Railway Strike, 1919

Railway Strike, 1919
Work - Strikes

Railway transport was paralysed for nine days in September and October by a strike. Eventually the Government intervened, and secured a settlement. Photo shows a non-striking porter having a few moments' rest.

Views: 8,209    Year: 1919

Railway Strike, 1919

Railway Strike, 1919
Work - Strikes

The clerical staff at Euston Station became porters and unloaded trains carrying food.

Views: 7,669    Year: 1919

Railway Strike, 1919

Railway Strike, 1919
Work - Strikes

A food convoy in Hyde Park during the railway strike.

Views: 7,729    Year: 1919

Coal Picking

Coal Picking
Work - Strikes

Coal picking during the strike, 1912, at the Pretoria Pit, Atherton.

Views: 8,399    Year: 1912     1 Comment

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 16,902    Year: 1900     6 Comments

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 7,796    Year: 1900

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 8,212    Year: 1900     1 Comment

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 9,074    Year: 1900     1 Comment

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 9,380    Year: 1900     1 Comment

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 9,442    Year: 1900     1 Comment

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 8,046    Year: 1900     1 Comment

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 7,624    Year: 1900

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 7,853    Year: 1900

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 9,560    Year: 1900

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 8,200    Year: 1900

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 7,874    Year: 1900     1 Comment

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Work - Engineering

Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.

Views: 8,416    Year: 1900     1 Comment

Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Work - Strikes

Revd. William Wickham serving at a makeshift 'Soup Kitchen' in Wigan during the miners' strike of 1893.

Views: 9,537    Year: 1893