Women Working - Hercules Cycle Works - Aston, Birmingham - 1947
Girls work at the Hercules cycle works in Aston, Birmingham. Factories in the Midlands area went back into production when power was restored to industries there, with hundreds of thousands of workers having to be stood off during the fuel crisis.
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Village People In London
The gay days of New York's Greenwich Village came to St Katherine's Dock in the Pool of London today, as The Village People were in the city to launch their movie, 'Can't Stop The Music', after a trip aboard a Thames cruiser.
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Beecham bust for RPO Chairman
Mr John Bimson, 29 year old chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and co-principal horn player, is presented with a bust of the orchestra's founder Sir Thomas Beecham, sculpted by Miss Muriel Liddle shortly before Beecham's death in 1961. The presentation took place on the Martini Terrace in London's Haymarket during the RPO's annual news conference. Miss Liddle (right), a well-known harpist and music teacher in the Midlands, travelled from her home in Birmingham for the occasion.