8th Avenue Works
Standard 8mm film Colour Mute 1961 15:52
Summary: Footage of 8th Avenue Works, Manor Park, Newham, taken in June 1961. The filmmaker was the works manager of the factory which produced glue and wallpaper paste.
Title number: 20471
LSA ID: LSA/26992
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; Newham; Manor Park
Yvonne Beecham wrote on May 16, 2021:My dad worked n the factory from 1946 until it closed he is in the frames 4.22 to 4.41 he…My dad worked n the factory from 1946 until it closed he is in the frames 4.22 to 4.41 he was in charge of the large steam drums that made the wall paper paste.
It was a vey noisy and dusty environment to work in, in 1959 earned around £2 -10 shillings a week, my uncle was the boiler man. I recognise the faces but not the names of the other workers. As a small child I would go to the factory n the bas from Ilford high road and my dad would be at the us stop to meet me, we would come home on his motor bike and sidecar. That would be around 1955.