Wolverton and New Bradwell in old picture postcards

Wolverton and New Bradwell in old picture postcards

:   R.A. Croft
:   Buckinghamshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-4870-2
:   80
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69. Wolverton Works developed the idea of production lines and here a wagon underframe is being lowered onto its wheels in the Frame Shop. This photograph was taken in 1927 and up to sixteen wagons per day were produced by these methods.

70. A new Lifting Shop was built at Wo!verton Works in 1900 and this view shows a Post Office vehide about to be !owered onto its bogies. The photograph is dated c.1906.

71. A further stage of this progressive building was the trimming of the seats and se at backs. These trimmers were positioned adjacent to the production line at a point where their work was to be fitted in the coach by the Finishers. This eliminated transporting their product from the trimming shop to its point of fitting. The photograph was taken c.1926.

72. Opened in 1896, this view shows the Wolverton Works laundry in 1906. The laundry carried out the washing and ironing of sheets, towels, mattress and pillow covers, antimacassars and other linen used in saloons and coaches. Normally the staff consisted of some 24 wamen with more being employed during the summer months. Same 22,000 articles were dealt with each week and this was increased to some 36,000 per week in the summer. The laundry was closed in 1930.

73. This photograph was taken inside Wolverton Works Sewing Room in the early 1900's. Approximately sixty women and girls were employed here sewing the linings of cushions, making sheets for the sleeping cars and the manufacture of antimacassars. This was one of the few parts of the works where wamen were employed.

74. This photograph taken against the background of the eastern wall of the original square or workshop, shows two me at wagons which had been built at Wolverton. A total of 400 vans of this type were built, 300 to number D1670 in 1927 and a further 100 in 1930. These vehicles were fully fitted for express goods traffic and were used for the conveyance of fresh meat, which unlike frozen me at only had to be kept cool and not frozen during transit. Adequate ventilation was needed and this was achieved by a single hood type ventilator at each end, three torpedo ventilators on the roof and two large louvres in each side.

75. A view looking west inside Wolverton Works showing the Machine Row in the Road Vehicle Shop. This photograph was taken c.193ΓΌ and Bert Westley and Joe Lane can be seen loading the rail truck whilst on the left, apprentices of the truck and barrow gang are at work.

76. This view of the corner of Radcliffe Street and the Stratford Road shows Fosters Corner, the famous clothiers and outfitters. On the left hand side of the wad next to the telegraph pole are the Wolverton Public Baths. In the far distance the roof line of the original Wolverton Market Hall can be seen. It is thought that the photograph is dated c.1930. After the Second World War both Wolverton and New Bradwell grew as new estates were built on the edges of the towns. These changes are continuing into the 1990's with the development of the new city of Milton Keynes.

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