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Burgh le Marsh, Milkmaids
Burgh le Marsh, Milkmaids
Burgh le Marsh, Milkmaids
This postcard of milkmaids - complete with pails, milking stool and butter churn - was published by John W. Dawson, Chemist, Burgh.
Burgh Le Marsh, milkmaids
Cranwell, RAF West Camp
Cranwell, RAF West Camp
Cranwell, RAF West Camp

The fitter's shop at the West Camp at RAF Cranwell.

undated postcard

Cranwell, RAF, fitters' shop
Cranwell, RAF West Camp
Cranwell, RAF West Camp
Cranwell, RAF West Camp
undated postcard
Cranwell, RAF West Camp
Cranwell, RAF West Camp
Cranwell, RAF West Camp
Cranwell, RAF West Camp
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Cranwell, RAF West Camp
Cranwell, workmen
Cranwell, workmen
Cranwell, workmen

Group of workmen with board reading ‘J Jackson, 1922, at Cranwell’.

 

Cranwell, J Jackson
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Workers
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Workers
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Workers

William Marshall set up his Gainsborough engineering firm in 1848.

It moved in 1856 to a site on Beaumont Street near the station.

The works eventually occupied 28 acres (12 Ha) and in the early 1900s, at the time of this photograph, the firm employed over 3500 men.

Gainsborough had a population of about 19,000 at the time and was dominated by the works.

Gainsborough, Marshall Son & Co, workers, Beaumont Street
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Workers
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Workers
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Workers

This scene of Marshall workers leaving the factory was taken in about 1910.

At the time, a product for sale at home and abroad was the threshing machine. The steam engine - a major part of Marshalls' output - had been largely superseded by the diesel engine.

Marshalls' became an important maker of diesel-powered agricultural tractors in the twentieth century.

Gainsborough, Marshall Sons & co, workers
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Workers
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Workers
Gainsborough, Marshalls' Workers

A second view of Marshalls' Workers at lunchtime.

Valentine's Series Card postmarked 18 June 1926

Gainsborough, Marshall Son & Co, workers, Beaumont Street
Grimsby, Lifeboat
Grimsby, Lifeboat
Grimsby, Lifeboat
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Grimsby, lifeboat
Hibaldstow, Reeson’s Mill, working group
Hibaldstow, Reeson’s Mill, working group
Hibaldstow, Reeson’s Mill, working group

A group of volunteers recorded details of the mill and its machinery in 1987.

On the extreme left is Jon Sass. The young lady in the centre is Catherine Wilson.

Jon Sass Collection

Hibaldstow, windmill
Howsham, Haulage Contactors, L & R Hair
Howsham, Haulage Contactors, L & R Hair
Howsham, Haulage Contactors, L & R Hair

The L & R Hair works vehicles in the mid-1930s.

The brothers, Len and Ron Hair, were haulage contractors in Howsham, near Brigg.

Photo courtesy Eric Hair 

Howsham, Hair, haulage contractor
Lincoln, Post Offive Workers
Lincoln, Post Offive Workers
Lincoln, Post Offive Workers

Workers at Lincoln’s Post Office wear gas masks in wartime preparations.

Photograph 1937

Occasions, gas masks World War Two, Post Office
Lincoln, Ruston, Proctor Workers
Lincoln, Ruston, Proctor Workers
Lincoln, Ruston, Proctor Workers

An intriguing photograph, thought to have been taken at about the time of the First World War.

Several women workers are shown at the first two rows of benches but otherwise the large room is occupied by scores of men.

No products are being made as far one can see. Perhaps this was a mass training session.

IA and Bridges, Ruston workers
Nocton, Potato Harvesting
Nocton, Potato Harvesting
Nocton, Potato Harvesting

Potatoes have been lifted, picked and brought to this point on the Nocton Estate by tractor and tipping trailer.

The machine in the centre, driven by a small oil engine, riddles the potatoes to remove soils and stones. Small and damaged potatoes are removed by hand.

At the end of the line (left) the potatoes are weighed and bagged in hessian sacks.

Photo 1950s 

Nocton, Estate potatoes
Pinchbeck, Stacking
Pinchbeck, Stacking
Pinchbeck, Stacking

A stackyard scene from the inter-war period.

A cartload of sheaves of long-straw corn from the field are being stacked.

One man lifts the sheaves on to the stack; a second passes them across the stack to the third man who is responsible for laying the sheaves in place.

Pinchbeck, stacking
Scunthorpe, Underwood's Bus
Scunthorpe, Underwood's Bus
Scunthorpe, Underwood's Bus
W T Underwood of Scunthorpe ran a local bus service with ‘Red Progressive’ buses.
 
This bus was heading to New Holland in c.1925.
Scunthorpe, Underwood, bus, Red Progressive