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Staff with gas masks, about 1939
 
   
Staff with gas masks, about 1939
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Brief Description: Staff preparing for war, probably a gas raid drill in 1939 or 1940
Subject Date: Second World War
 
Full Description: Huntley & Palmers started preparations for war in April 1939 by building air raid shelters and fitting dimmer lights for blackouts. Eric Palmer set up a 'Cake and Biscuit Manufacturers Wartime Alliance' in January 1939 to ensure that fully adequate biscuit supplies would be available for all those evacuated on the outbreak of war. The company supplied Fancy Lunch biscuits to mothers and children who were evacuated from London and other large cities.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Huntley & Palmers Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 24.5cm, Width: 29.9cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, war, working life, portrait, gas mask
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.423
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_423~1_250-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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