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Victory Parade, 1945
 
   
Victory Parade, 1945
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Brief Description: Employees from Huntley, Boorne & Stevens and Huntley & Palmers took part in Reading's victory parade, 1945
Subject Date: 1945
 
Full Description: Many women started working for Huntley, Boorne & Stevens and Huntley & Palmers during the Second World War. Huntley, Boorne & Stevens had several military contracts including gas mask containers, incendiary bomb cases and respirator eyepieces. In recognition of their contribution to the war effort, factory operator Vera Wicks and Joe Peasnell, chairman of the Works Committee, were both awarded British Empire Medals.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Front of Town Hall, Friar St, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 16.5cm, Width: 21.5cm
Subject: social history, trade <box mfr>, war, events
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1998.30.33
Unique ID: rm-rm-1998_30_33~1_075-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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