The Docks of London - The London Docks
Incredible wealth of the Ivory Floor - One of the wealthiest corners in the London Docks. A view of the "Ivory Floor" where elephant tusks, boar tusks, narwhale horns, rhinocerous horns and sometimes mammoth tusks are ranged in incredible profusion. It is said than many, perhaps most of the tusks of elephants displayed are not of freshly killed beasts, but are old treasures of Chiefs, reluctantly surrendered, stored maybe, for centuries in remote African Villages. The picture shows men moving some of the large tusks on specially constructed trolleys.
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Welsh Miner : 1979
WELSH MINER 1979: Brian Jones, 33, a face worker at Merthyr Vale Colliery, nr Aberfan, leaves after finishing his night shift and heads for the polling station to cast his vote in the Welsh referendum on devolution. Wales voted heavily against the proposals.
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News - Thatcher - Sandy Lane, Wiltshire - 1955
Mr J Tinsey, 65, thatches a cottage roof in the village of Sandy Lane, Wiltshire. Mr Tinsey, who transferred his operation from Sussex to Wiltshire, has been a thatcher since the age of 12. He lives in Chippenham.
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