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Background imageDigging Collection: Fulham manager Malcolm Macdonald with a roll of turf at Craven Cottage as the pitch is

Fulham manager Malcolm Macdonald with a roll of turf at Craven Cottage as the pitch is re-laid. 12th May 1983

Background imageDigging Collection: Each man for himself - prospectors at West Wylam digging for coal during the fuel

Each man for himself - prospectors at West Wylam digging for coal during the fuel shortage in February 1952

Background imageDigging Collection: Workmen open up the road in Brandling Park, Jesmond, Newcastle

Workmen open up the road in Brandling Park, Jesmond, Newcastle, for the laying of new gas pipes prior to work starting on the new motorway on 24th January, 1972

Background imageDigging Collection: Porthcothan Bay Cornwall, 1950s Holiday Makers dig a trech in the sand to stop

Porthcothan Bay Cornwall, 1950s Holiday Makers dig a trech in the sand to stop cars from being driven on to the beach. The trench was 150 yards long and 2 feet deep

Background imageDigging Collection: People of James Reckitt Avenue, Hull, Yorkshire, look as the men dig the garden

People of James Reckitt Avenue, Hull, Yorkshire, look as the men dig the garden. It is likely that they are digging to build an air raid shelter

Background imageDigging Collection: A view of Worcester Street and Market Hall Bull Ring, Birmingham, West Midlands

A view of Worcester Street and Market Hall Bull Ring, Birmingham, West Midlands, February 1959

Background imageDigging Collection: Construction crew seen here working against the clock to complete the laying of a new

Construction crew seen here working against the clock to complete the laying of a new twin track at Dairycoates which will allow the transfer from the overhead tracks from which this picture was

Background imageDigging Collection: Garden in the Citys Heart. A garden is being created on the new

Garden in the Citys Heart. A garden is being created on the new roundabout in Whitechapel, Roe Street, Liverpool City Centre

Background imageDigging Collection: Nuns build a convent. Every moring 18 nuns don aprons over their habits

Nuns build a convent. Every moring 18 nuns don aprons over their habits and start building. They are out to build their own chapel, cloisters, choir and cells

Background imageDigging Collection: Pope John Paul II, tree planting ceremony ahead of Mass at Heaton Park, Manchester

Pope John Paul II, tree planting ceremony ahead of Mass at Heaton Park, Manchester, Monday 31st May 1982

Background imageDigging Collection: Archaeologists digging up a perfectly preserved wooden railway which had lain buried

Archaeologists digging up a perfectly preserved wooden railway which had lain buried beneath colliery spoil at the site of the former Lambton Cokeworks in Sunderland on 16th October 1996

Background imageDigging Collection: Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran plants a tree watched by residents of

Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran plants a tree watched by residents of Makepieace Road in the new town of Bracknell during his visit to Britain. 7th May 1959

Background imageDigging Collection: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip officially open the Kielder Reservoir, Kielder Water

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip officially open the Kielder Reservoir, Kielder Water, Northumberland - The Queen helps plant at tree 26th May 1982

Background imageDigging Collection: Lazy summer days. The midday sun sends holidaymakers to sleep on Margate Beach

Lazy summer days. The midday sun sends holidaymakers to sleep on Margate Beach. However one youngster continues to build his sandcastles whilst everbody else has 40 winks. August 1946

Background imageDigging Collection: Rikki Price (Pop Singer). P005517

Rikki Price (Pop Singer). P005517

Background imageDigging Collection: Swansea Bay. Naturalists dig up spartina grass which is threatening to reinvest

Swansea Bay. Naturalists dig up spartina grass which is threatening to reinvest Swansea Bay. 13th February 1972

Background imageDigging Collection: Residents of Peel Street, Lincoln digging trenches as precautions against possible air

Residents of Peel Street, Lincoln digging trenches as precautions against possible air raids in the city during the Second World War. 12th September 1939

Background imageDigging Collection: Residents of Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln digging trenches as precautions against

Residents of Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln digging trenches as precautions against possible air raids in the city during the Second World War. 1940

Background imageDigging Collection: Access to Burma for troops and supplies must be maintained

Access to Burma for troops and supplies must be maintained and many roads are being built by the Army under unimaginable difficulties

Background imageDigging Collection: It is 75 miles from Hopin to Mawlu fourteen days journey through a monsoon swept jungle

It is 75 miles from Hopin to Mawlu fourteen days journey through a monsoon swept jungle, over Japanese road blocks, through little devastated villages where every possible track is mined

Background imageDigging Collection: British troops in Iceland. A young child helping a soldier pickaxe the ground. Circa 1941

British troops in Iceland. A young child helping a soldier pickaxe the ground. Circa 1941

Background imageDigging Collection: Making dug outs in Shepherds Bush, West London. Picture taken 5th March 1946

Making dug outs in Shepherds Bush, West London. Picture taken 5th March 1946

Background imageDigging Collection: No sooner had the Germans found urgent business elsewhere than Dieppe townspeople rolled

No sooner had the Germans found urgent business elsewhere than Dieppe townspeople rolled up their sleeves and began clearing road blocks throughout the town without waiting for the arrival of

Background imageDigging Collection: The Royal Irish Fusiliers. These pictures were taken with a battalion of the Royal

The Royal Irish Fusiliers. These pictures were taken with a battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers who are in the forward areas of the B.E.F

Background imageDigging Collection: At 1: 30 a. m on the morning of June 6th, 1944 British and American airborne troops

At 1: 30 a. m on the morning of June 6th, 1944 British and American airborne troops
At 1:30 a.m on the morning of June 6th, 1944 British and American airborne troops and parachutists, using over 1, 000 troop carriers and gliders landed behind the German defences in Normandy

Background imageDigging Collection: Leningrad inhabitants, including women of all ages, under the leadership of Petrov

Leningrad inhabitants, including women of all ages, under the leadership of Petrov, a munition worker, take shovels and picks to help construct anti-tank ditches in answer to the call to defend their

Background imageDigging Collection: Daily Mirror Treasure Hunt, Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, Monday 6th July 1959

Daily Mirror Treasure Hunt, Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, Monday 6th July 1959. Daily Mirror Pirates are staging a Summer treasure hunt on a tour of UK seaside resorts

Background imageDigging Collection: Digging up Working Street, Cardiff, outside the new Queens Arcade, Cardiff

Digging up Working Street, Cardiff, outside the new Queens Arcade, Cardiff. A newly-paved area of Cardiff city centre is being dug up, just weeks after it was laid at a cost of £ 50, 000

Background imageDigging Collection: The lowering of the road under the Queen Street bridges is well under way

The lowering of the road under the Queen Street bridges is well under way. The one side has been completed and traffic travelling eastwards is now running on the newly lowered surface

Background imageDigging Collection: Air raid shelter trenches being dug in the grounds of Monks Abbey, Monks Road, Lincoln

Air raid shelter trenches being dug in the grounds of Monks Abbey, Monks Road, Lincoln, in preparation for the possible out break of war. 28 September 1938

Background imageDigging Collection: Road workers, digging up the road at Oxford Street, London

Road workers, digging up the road at Oxford Street, London. Picture taken 20th July 1933

Background imageDigging Collection: Trench digging in the London parks. A. P.s the busy scene in Kingston gardens today

Trench digging in the London parks. A. P.s the busy scene in Kingston gardens today
Trench digging in the London parks. A.P.S the busy scene in Kingston gardens today where trenches were being dug. 27th September 1938

Background imageDigging Collection: Britain prepares for searching positions deep in the ground in a London park

Britain prepares for searching positions deep in the ground in a London park. 1st September 1939

Background imageDigging Collection: Birmingham University students and workmen from the City Council seen here filing

Birmingham University students and workmen from the City Council seen here filing sandbags in a pit near the University, for the protection of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on the eve of the outbreak

Background imageDigging Collection: From today citizens of Newcastle will see tangible evidence of the preparations for

From today citizens of Newcastle will see tangible evidence of the preparations for the 1929 North-East Coast Exhibition to be held on the Town Moor

Background imageDigging Collection: From today citizens of Newcastle will see tangible evidence of the preparations for

From today citizens of Newcastle will see tangible evidence of the preparations for the 1929 North-East Coast Exhibition to be held on the Town Moor

Background imageDigging Collection: 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games - workmen digging up the track at Cardiff Arms

1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games - workmen digging up the track at Cardiff Arms Park. July 1958

Background imageDigging Collection: Recruits of the Womens Land Army digging at a site beside the river her Flint

Recruits of the Womens Land Army digging at a site beside the river her Flint, Manchester during the Second World War. 21st March 1943

Background imageDigging Collection: Recruits of the Womens Land Army get work in the fields near Torquay

Recruits of the Womens Land Army get work in the fields near Torquay, South Devon during the Second World War. 30th August 1940

Background imageDigging Collection: Scenes at the village of Hottot near the town of Tilly Sur Seulles in Nothern France

Scenes at the village of Hottot near the town of Tilly Sur Seulles in Nothern France shortly after the D-Day landings. The village which is on the main Caen to St Lo road has seen some bitter

Background imageDigging Collection: Cannair Moodie Ltd employees working on a seven mile tunnel under Coventry city centre

Cannair Moodie Ltd employees working on a seven mile tunnel under Coventry city centre. 17th March 1970

Background imageDigging Collection: Cannair Moodie Ltd employees Charlie Rodgers from Arranmore (left

Cannair Moodie Ltd employees Charlie Rodgers from Arranmore (left) and James McGee from Falcarragh working on a seven mile tunnel under Coventry city centre. 17th March 1970

Background imageDigging Collection: Brighton Road Railway Bridge in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Brighton Road Railway Bridge in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Picture shows men at work on the road. Picture taken 18th September 1929

Background imageDigging Collection: Civic thanks from the Lord Mayor as rescue workers search the rubble in Bean Street

Civic thanks from the Lord Mayor as rescue workers search the rubble in Bean Street, Hull for survivors following a particularly heavy air raid on the city. 15th March 1941

Background imageDigging Collection: Rescue workers search rubble for survivors after a parachute mine detonated on Bean

Rescue workers search rubble for survivors after a parachute mine detonated on Bean Street in Hull during the Luftwaffe raid on the city on the night of the 14th - 15th March 1941

Background imageDigging Collection: Airborne British commando troops who arrived in support of the glider troops dig in after

Airborne British commando troops who arrived in support of the glider troops dig in after crash landing in Normandy, Northern France

Background imageDigging Collection: Tree planting at Guisborough. 1973

Tree planting at Guisborough. 1973

Background imageDigging Collection: Cutting a new road, Manchester to Liverpool. Near Sparrow Hall, Fazakerley, Liverpool

Cutting a new road, Manchester to Liverpool. Near Sparrow Hall, Fazakerley, Liverpool. Circa 1927



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