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Sutton Seeds Order Room, 1945
 
   
Sutton Seeds Order Room, 1945
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Brief Description: A black and white photograph of the Sutton Seeds vegetable seed order room
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. This photograph shows one of the rooms in the Suttons Seeds offices, off Market Place. The vegetable seed order room was 336 feet long and over a hundred assistants were sometimes engaged in packing the orders recieved by post. January was the peak month, as gardeners all across the country prepared for Spring.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Sutton Seeds, Reading, Berkshire
Subject: war, social history, trade <gardener>, interior, seed
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1946.52.41
Unique ID: rm-rm-1946_52_41~s0203010-i-00-000.jpg
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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