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Workers pouring out of the G. E. C. Foundry in Electric Avenue, Witton, Birmingham

Workers pouring out of the G. E. C. Foundry in Electric Avenue, Witton, Birmingham


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Workers pouring out of the G. E. C. Foundry in Electric Avenue, Witton, Birmingham

Workers pouring out of the G.E.C. Foundry in Electric Avenue, Witton, Birmingham. Many stop at the newspaper vendor at the gates to buy a copy of the Birmingham Evening News. 2nd July 1963

Williams
Daily Herald
Mirrorpix
Birmingham
West Midlands
England
1963 - 1724

Media ID 21753523

© Mirrorpix

Busy Factory Foundry Gates General Electric Company Industry And Work Large Group Of People Large Group Of People Crowd Steel 1963 West Midlands


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This print captures a significant moment in the industrial history of Birmingham. Taken on 2nd July 1963, it showcases the bustling scene outside the G. E. C. Foundry in Electric Avenue, Witton. As the clock strikes the end of another arduous workday, workers pour out of the factory gates like a river in full flow. The image is teeming with life as a large crowd gathers at this iconic location. Men clad in overalls and caps fill every inch of space, their weary faces reflecting both exhaustion and determination. Amidst this sea of laborers, one cannot miss the newspaper vendor strategically positioned near the entrance to cater to their insatiable thirst for news. Intriguingly capturing an era before smartphones and instant updates, many workers pause momentarily to purchase a copy of the Birmingham Evening News from this vendor's stand. The significance lies not only in their desire to stay informed but also serves as a testament to their hard-earned wages being spent on knowledge. This photograph encapsulates an important slice of British industry during that time period - steel production was booming, factories were thriving, and communities relied heavily on these manufacturing hubs for employment opportunities. It stands as a poignant reminder of how integral such establishments were to shaping society back then. Williams' skillful composition allows us to witness firsthand this vibrant snapshot frozen in time; it transports us back half a century ago when England's West Midlands region pulsated with energy and ambition amidst its industrial

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