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George Cohen, Sons & Co. Ltd., Town Street

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George Cohen, Sons & Co. Ltd., Town Street
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Undated. An employee of George Cohen, Sons & Co. Ltd, located in Town Street, is engaged in work towards the war effort. He is using an abrasive machine to remove surplus paint from the neck ring of an 8 pounder bomb.

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Terry K Offord

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On seeing these amazing photographs, I am reminded of the hard life and the very dangerous circumstances these English Factory Workers operated under during the WW2 period. I had aunts and uncles who worked in similar factories in Leeds and Stanningley but as a small boy, I had no idea of the work they were engaged in. It makes me very proud to be English. It is imposssible to relate the hardships of those days, when people helped one another, I realise now, why I would hear German Bombers overhead during that period of time,they were no doubt 'looking' for AVRO at Yeadon,Kirkstall Forge and the mass of heavy engineering factories in the areas of Leeds and Stanningley. Noteable from another viewpoint is the gloomy lighting, lack of safety glasses, long hair of the ladies, lack of hair nets, machines with 'open' drive belts etc.,it would frighten to death, today's population if they 'd had to work in such circumstances, never mind the German Bombs!!!We owe today's freedom to all such people in England.

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18-Aug-2010

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