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Background imageSewing Collection: 18 year old Karen Kerr wearing a patchwork bikini made by the Womens Institute

18 year old Karen Kerr wearing a patchwork bikini made by the Womens Institute. 29th May 1970

Background imageSewing Collection: A 'cut-away'feather weight sewing machine shows all the inner working

A "cut-away"feather weight sewing machine shows all the inner working
A " cut-away" feather weight sewing machine shows all the inner working (Seen on the Singer Sewing Machines stand). A machine of this model was one of the prizes in the E.C

Background imageSewing Collection: Workers at William Pretty and sons Ltd in Ipswich sitting at their Singer machines

Workers at William Pretty and sons Ltd in Ipswich sitting at their Singer machines putting in the elastic bands in underwear November 1935

Background imageSewing Collection: Young girls showing off one of six pairs of knickers that they made from an old night

Young girls showing off one of six pairs of knickers that they made from an old night dress. April 1941

Background imageSewing Collection: Burtons menswear factory in Guisborough. October 1983

Burtons menswear factory in Guisborough. October 1983

Background imageSewing Collection: Kayser Bondor, Pentrebach & Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, Wednesday 6th May 1964

Kayser Bondor, Pentrebach & Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, Wednesday 6th May 1964. Kayser Bondor at Pentrebach specialises in manufacturing underwear. Our picture shows

Background imageSewing Collection: A sewing lesson in the school playground at Llanfairfechan, Conwy County Borough, Wales

A sewing lesson in the school playground at Llanfairfechan, Conwy County Borough, Wales, where there are many Liverpool children. Picture taken 21st May 1942

Background imageSewing Collection: Au Fait girdle manufacture at the Spirella Corset factory in Letchworth 14th January 1949

Au Fait girdle manufacture at the Spirella Corset factory in Letchworth 14th January 1949 Straps being attached to a girdle

Background imageSewing Collection: A man sits at his table darning his socks, February 1937

A man sits at his table darning his socks, February 1937

Background imageSewing Collection: RONNIE CORBETT Pictured at a photcall 1990

RONNIE CORBETT Pictured at a photcall 1990

Background imageSewing Collection: Roadside repairs. Staff Sergeant Arthur Bishop from Shepherds Bush, London

Roadside repairs. Staff Sergeant Arthur Bishop from Shepherds Bush, London, in a spot of bother having lost his button, is having it sown back on by Madeleine Louvel. Picture taken in Normandy, 1944

Background imageSewing Collection: Paris style overblouse modelled by Marion Burwood. The blouse is available to buy

Paris style overblouse modelled by Marion Burwood. The blouse is available to buy from the Womans Sunday Mirror, ready cut and ready to sew, for 7s. 6d. July 1955

Background imageSewing Collection: With their mothers at work in the Steinberg and Sons Ltd factory in Hawthorn, Pontypridd

With their mothers at work in the Steinberg and Sons Ltd factory in Hawthorn, Pontypridd, children listen to a story at the factory nursery school

Background imageSewing Collection: Mrs Boyl Stevens, sewing machine operator at Kayser Bondor, Pentrebach & Dowlais

Mrs Boyl Stevens, sewing machine operator at Kayser Bondor, Pentrebach & Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, Tuesday 17th June 1958. Kayser Bondor at Pentrebach specialises in manufacturing underwear

Background imageSewing Collection: With their mothers at work in the Steinberg factory in Pontypridd, Wales

With their mothers at work in the Steinberg factory in Pontypridd, Wales, have a lesson in needlework at a nursery creche paid for by the company to prevent absenteeism amongst their mothers during

Background imageSewing Collection: J Harvey Limited Clothing factory in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, southeast Wales

J Harvey Limited Clothing factory in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, southeast Wales, Friday 2nd April 1965. The clothing factory which produces duffel coats, jackets and trousers, employs 300 workers

Background imageSewing Collection: Sailmaker and his apprentice in his work room at Rye. Circa 1910

Sailmaker and his apprentice in his work room at Rye. Circa 1910

Background imageSewing Collection: Bag factory in Davies Street, Adamsdown, an inner city area

Bag factory in Davies Street, Adamsdown, an inner city area and community in the south of Cardiff, Wales. 1st August 1966. Our Picture Shows

Background imageSewing Collection: Workers at the Government Clothing Factory in Abbey Road, Torquay in March 1943

Workers at the Government Clothing Factory in Abbey Road, Torquay in March 1943

Background imageSewing Collection: Soft Living - An exhibition called 'Soft Living'

Soft Living - An exhibition called "Soft Living"
Soft Living - An exhibition called " Soft Living" at the Buckingham Gallery in London is the work of 23 year old Harriet Freedman

Background imageSewing Collection: Harold and Mary Wilson 3rd July 1970 Mary Wilson sewing on a button on to

Harold and Mary Wilson 3rd July 1970 Mary Wilson sewing on a button on to the jacket of her husbands jacket at their new temporary house in Vincent Square

Background imageSewing Collection: Campsite grows as festival goers start to arrive for the 20th National Rock Festival

Campsite grows as festival goers start to arrive for the 20th National Rock Festival, taking place 22nd to 24th August, at Richfield Avenue, Reading, August 1980

Background imageSewing Collection: Women at work in a factory sewing leather products. Speke, Liverpool, 8th January 1946

Women at work in a factory sewing leather products. Speke, Liverpool, 8th January 1946

Background imageSewing Collection: Young artists at Helme Junior and Infant C of E School have had their lessons all sewn up

Young artists at Helme Junior and Infant C of E School have had their lessons all sewn up. Pupils from two art groups at the school have joined together to produce a mini version of the famous Bayeux

Background imageSewing Collection: Canadian soldiers seen here cleaning their uniforms in Hyde Park a few days before

Canadian soldiers seen here cleaning their uniforms in Hyde Park a few days before the Dominion troops that served at the front during the war are due to parade through London. 4th May 1919

Background imageSewing Collection: A toy for every child in this village, from a dolls hospital

A toy for every child in this village, from a dolls hospital. Stella West, Paddy Brown, and Gwen Lidbetter- three village girls of Storrington, Sussex, are working hard to do this

Background imageSewing Collection: It was warm walking in heavy boots, and carrying haversack so he threw off most of his

It was warm walking in heavy boots, and carrying haversack so he threw off most of his clothing and just relaxed in that sunshine, soon dozing off

Background imageSewing Collection: Little Hazel Robson of Newcastle, has a go at repairing a hole in a sock

Little Hazel Robson of Newcastle, has a go at repairing a hole in a sock. 21st October 1951 21/10/1951

Background imageSewing Collection: A Million Stitches For A Portrait Of The Queen. The royal portrait produced by 28

A Million Stitches For A Portrait Of The Queen. The royal portrait produced by 28 year old railway signalman Derek Barnes is something out of the ordinary

Background imageSewing Collection: A unique way to darn socks by using a light bulb to help illuminated the hole that needs

A unique way to darn socks by using a light bulb to help illuminated the hole that needs darning. 3rd March 1948

Background imageSewing Collection: Miss Janet Rumbles of Stenhouse Avenue Edinburgh winner of the National Sewiing

Miss Janet Rumbles of Stenhouse Avenue Edinburgh winner of the National Sewiing Competition seen here at her school working on her latest creation. 20th May 1953

Background imageSewing Collection: Corinne Griffith seen here in the role of Mary Boyne sitting working at a Singer sewing

Corinne Griffith seen here in the role of Mary Boyne sitting working at a Singer sewing machine in the film The Unknown Quantity. Circa 1919

Background imageSewing Collection: Mrs Dorothy Lambert 42 has never had a holiday and she has been married 24 years

Mrs Dorothy Lambert 42 has never had a holiday and she has been married 24 years. She is seen here darning aher husbands socks with her daughter Shelia in the background at Maidens Cottage Pheshey nr

Background imageSewing Collection: Labourer Alan Howse put down his pick and shovel and reached for a needle and thread

Labourer Alan Howse put down his pick and shovel and reached for a needle and thread. Now hes a star at Edinburghs sewing school in Howe Street. The only man in a class of girls

Background imageSewing Collection: Behind the scenes at Coventry Citys Highfield Road ground in the build-up to the new

Behind the scenes at Coventry Citys Highfield Road ground in the build-up to the new 1955-56 season. The ladies of the laundry iron

Background imageSewing Collection: Jean Carson and Nat Jackley Aladdin Rehearsal December 1951

Jean Carson and Nat Jackley Aladdin Rehearsal December 1951

Background imageSewing Collection: Machinist Lynn brown sews pockets onto a skirt during her shift at a textiles factory

Machinist Lynn brown sews pockets onto a skirt during her shift at a textiles factory May 1971

Background imageSewing Collection: Women poducing uniforms and waterproof Navy clothes at the Lotary Naval Garment Factory

Women poducing uniforms and waterproof Navy clothes at the Lotary Naval Garment Factory. All these girls are wives or sweethearts of sailors

Background imageSewing Collection: Mrs Read of Aylesbury seen here darning socks whilst listening to 'The Archer'

Mrs Read of Aylesbury seen here darning socks whilst listening to "The Archer"
Mrs Read of Aylesbury seen here darning socks whilst listening to " The Archer" on the BBC Light Programme. 29th April 1953

Background imageSewing Collection: Mr & Mrs J Andrews of Eltham Patchwork quilt that has taken 100 years to make

Mr & Mrs J Andrews of Eltham Patchwork quilt that has taken 100 years to make 1949 019039/2

Background imageSewing Collection: Women mend the shirts of Yeovil Town football club as they preapre for their upcoming

Women mend the shirts of Yeovil Town football club as they preapre for their upcoming fifth round FA Cup match against Manchester United February 1949

Background imageSewing Collection: Preparation at the E Hittlers pantomime factory in Birmingham during the run up to

Preparation at the E Hittlers pantomime factory in Birmingham during the run up to the Panto season. Seen here is a seamtress repairing and making an alteration to cat costume. 23rd October 1946

Background imageSewing Collection: Mens Fashions: Tailor measuring and sewing in his workshop

Mens Fashions: Tailor measuring and sewing in his workshop, preparing next years designs. December 1957 A211-012

Background imageSewing Collection: Mens Fashions: Tailor measuring and sewing in his workshop

Mens Fashions: Tailor measuring and sewing in his workshop, preparing next years designs. December 1957 A211-011

Background imageSewing Collection: Terry Hall with Lenny the lion seen here at home. 1960 A1226-006

Terry Hall with Lenny the lion seen here at home. 1960 A1226-006

Background imageSewing Collection: Woman at sewing machine: Mrs. John Theakeston seen here making a dress

Woman at sewing machine: Mrs. John Theakeston seen here making a dress. April 1959 A775a-002

Background imageSewing Collection: Woman at sewing machine: Mrs. John Theakeston seen here making a dress

Woman at sewing machine: Mrs. John Theakeston seen here making a dress. April 1959 A775a-001

Background imageSewing Collection: S. A. S. Secret weapon. When the Special Air Services leap into action from five miles high

S. A. S. Secret weapon. When the Special Air Services leap into action from five miles high
S.A.S. Secret weapon. When the Special Air Services leap into action from five miles high, silver-haired Millie Whiteley is right behind them



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