Saturday, 27 February 2010

Railway Men.

This Magnificent Banner was made for the Railway Workers by the "Huguenots Silk Weavers" of London. The Lady Points to a Golden Future. Meanwhile Happy Children dance round the May Pole. So if you joined the Union, this could be for you and the family?

Photo's of the Match Girls.

This is the Story of the Match Girls 3 week strike in 1888. They all worked at Home, 16 to 20hrs a day for Bryant & May. ( Still going today ) They nearly all got "flossie mouth" disease from the chemicals they used. A Trade Union organised them in to a 3week strike. Bryant & May Capitulated, and changed the conditions that the Girls Worked Under and gave them Medical Treatment.

Friday, 26 February 2010

International Labour Party.

This Banner Shows the Communist Influence on Labour Party in the Mining Districts of Wales. On the Banner the Name of Karl Marx who's Theory of Fair Share's for All. Which became one of the Labour Party's Dogma.

Thursday, 25 February 2010


The Communist Party had this Banner made, and proceeded to Infiltrate Trade Unions with Militant Shop Stewards. The Aim, Getting the Workers Better Hours and Wages?.

A Strange Poster?

I wondered what these two had in common. I found it! It was the Yalta Conference. Together with F D Roosevelt in 1945 they divided up Germany between them. The American President was very ill and in a Wheel Chair at the time he died soon after. So leaving Churchill and Stalin Comrades in Arms.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


A Magnificence Contribution to the Spanish Civil War by the Printers. Franco established a Fascist Dictatorship and kept Spain out of the Second World War.

When Women Got the Vote.

When women finally got the Vote the Political Party's tried to take the Micky out of them. I don't think Politicians thought they couldn't think for themselves?

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Iron and Steel.

This Magnificent Banner made for the Iron and Steel Industry in Silk. Showing scenes from the Blast Furnaces. Men worked in Very Hot Conditions and it was a Dangerous Occupation. Deaths were very common. Steel put Britain in the Fore Front of the Industrial Revolution.

After the Great War.

These Banners here were made to portray the Mood of the Working Man back from the War and now on the Dole

Monday, 22 February 2010

The Suffragette Movement.

The Movement was Started Up to get Votes for Women. They made Banners to Publicise to the Nation their Intentions. These Banners helped Banner Makers in London who were themselves refugees from France. The Huguenot Weavers (George Tutill) who did nearly all the Banners in silk.

The Working Mans Living Room 1800s Style

A Typical Poor Mans Living Room in the 1800s. A Cast Iron Fire Range with Ovens. The Dolly Tub with a Dolly (early washing machine). Weigh Scales and a Carpet Beater on the Mantle Piece.Thats as good as it gets.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

A Chocolate Christmas Tree?

This Christmas Tree is made from Gold Wrapped Ferrero Rocher Chocolates to make the Ladies Drool. LOL.

Santa's Sledge Loaded with Presents.

This Fabulous Christmas Designer Sledge makes the Children Agog with Anticipation

Monday, 15 February 2010

Traffords Ocean Liner Eating Area.

The Christmas Decorations in the eating area which is built as a ships deck complete with a Swimming Pool. Note the Reindeer on the Giant Screen.

Saturday, 13 February 2010


Silver Reindeer Prance around dressed in Shiny Baubles may be looking for Father Christmas and his Sledge?

Friday, 12 February 2010

Christmas Trees?

This Year these upside down trees have appeared all over the Trafford Centre. Do you think this a Space Saving Exercise ?

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Christmas Roundabout

In one of the Squares of the Trafford Centre they have provided a Merry go Round for the Children and Grown Ups.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Talking Tree Again

The Talking Tree is Talking to the Children and they are Fascinated.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Talking Tree

This Christmas Tree Talks and rolls his eyes and is a Great Favourite with Children.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Christmas at the Trafford Centre

I know it's a bit late to publish, but I Photographed the Christmas Decorations at the Trafford Centre which is the Biggest and the Best Shopping in Centre in Europe.

Christmas Decorations

Just one of Magnificent Christmas Tree's in the Main Hall.