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Packing Bottles of Simond's Beer, 1945
 
   
Packing Bottles of Simond's Beer, 1945
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Brief Description: Black and white photograph of women packing bottles of Simonds beer as they come from the pasteurizing plant
Subject Date: 1945
Creator: Ministry of Information
 
Full Description: This is one of a number of high quality photographs taken by an anonymous photographer from the Ministry of Information in 1945. They show the wide variety of economic and social life in town. The purpose of taking such a set of photographs seems to have been to demonstrate England's continuing economic and social life, despite the ravages of the war. Reading seems to have been chosen as the subject because it was viewed as a 'typical' English town - which is the reason why it is still often chosen by pollsters when canvassing views on a variety of subjects. This photograph shows bottles being packed into boxes after they have come from the pasteurizing plant at Reading's most famous brewery - Simonds.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Simonds, Reading, Berkshire
Subject: war, social history, trade <drink mfr>, interior, bottles
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1946.52.26
Unique ID: rm-rm-1946_52_26~s0203009-i-00-000.jpg
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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