Women on the Home Front in World War One
tram conductress - a 'Clippie' World War One opened up radical new employment opportunities to women. What was the enduring impact of the war on women's lives?. The favoured word is emancipation. The shortage of man power meant that women were able to take on jobs that previously there was no chance of them doing like bus and tram drivers, learning engineering skills for the construction of war products like munitions, building aeroplanes. The most important thing for women was that by the…
A Day in the Life - A Wartime Housewife
Whilst wandering the web I came across the Imperial War Museum's photographic archive, which as you might imagine is packed to the brim with wonderful old images, I thought I would share with you a couple of posts of my favourite sets as they are rather interesting and give a little insight into life on the Home Front during WWII. First up is the story of Mrs Olive Day. During the war The Ministry of Information's photographic department were commissioned to create information and propaganda…
Dave Cooper | Transport Photography | Based In York, Yorkshire
Midland Deckers Montage - seven Vehicles The showcase site for the creative work of WD, GS, and DP Cooper - cooperline.com
Sunderland balcony tram 28 waits at the Grangetown terminus in 1921. The track beyond was extended in 1920 and now connects with the Sunderland District Tramway so that their trams can run down to the Gas Office at the south end of Fawcett Street. The District trams will cease running to here in 1925 and this terminus will be moved off the road onto the pavement on the left. Enamel plates with the famous "Shop at Binns" adverts are being fixed to the ends of the trams this year from March…
The Harrington Dorsal Fin.
... as modelled by this preserved ex Lymers of Tean full fronted AEC Regal III URE 281. Undoubtedly 'of it's time' and no doubt considered very stylish but apt to frighten small children brought up in the era of Flash Gordon I'd have thought! Anyway, silliness aside, the beautifully restored AEC is a credit to it's caring owners. The coach achieved local stardom in (I think ... what do I know about football!?) 1970 when Stoke City won the FA Cup and it was their means of being paraded around…
London Transport WLT564(3) July 1968
The rail bridge in Hornshay Street , junction of Ilderton Road off the Old Kent Road in July 1968. During this time the Old Kent Road section had been one way working and out of service RM564 had taken a wrong turn and jammed under the bridge.
King's Cross station in the 1950's
On a wet day, a trolleybus swings from the Euston Road into Pancras Road in it's way to Hampstead Heath, with an unidentified trolley close behind. NB to take a trip around the two mainline stations and view the vehicles, architecture and fashions of a bygone age, see the full "King's Cross in the 1950's" set of pictures by clicking this link..... www.flickr.com/photos/59082098@N05/sets/72157626070269684/