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Worker's Playtime, 1949
 
   
Worker's Playtime, 1949
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Brief Description: Worker's Playtime 1949 - Girls dressed up as Hula dancers for male employees
Subject Date: 1949
 
Full Description: Worker's Playtime started out in May 1941 on the BBC home service and was broadcast live from a factory canteen 'somewhere in Britain'. The programme was supported by the British Government who thought it would help the moral for the war effort. Worker's Playtime was a touring show, with the Ministry of Labour choosing which factory canteens the show would visit. Many famous artists appeared on the show during its 23 year history including Ken Dodd and Tony Hancock. This 'Workers playtime' broadcast probably took place at the Social Club that opened in 1938. The event seems rather out of place for the biscuit factory which, in part due to its Quaker origins, was strict on the behaviour of its employees.
 
Collection: Reading University Library
Place: Huntley & Palmers factory Social Club, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 15.2cm, Width: 25.5cm
Subject: trade <food mfr>, recreation
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading University Library
Local Ref: HPOS515l
Unique ID: rm-ru-hpos515l~u_060-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading University Library
 
 
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