EAW004219 ENGLAND (1947). J. Rank Ltd Solent Flour Mills, Southampton, 1947

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Details

Title [EAW004219] J. Rank Ltd Solent Flour Mills, Southampton, 1947
Reference EAW004219
Date 10-April-1947
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Place name SOUTHAMPTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 441054, 111740
Longitude / Latitude -1.4160888042707, 50.903120037633
National Grid Reference SU411117

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Wednesday 28th of August 2013 07:53:03 AM
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Wednesday 28th of August 2013 07:46:18 AM
Standard Southern Railway utility vans for the carriage of passengers luggage, of which there was a plentiful supply at Southampton.

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Vans for carriage of bagged flour.

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User Comment Contributions

This is just the most wonderful post -WWII scene. Fabulous Rank mill building dockside, serried ranks of vehicles stored up on vacant ground, buildings in ruins, Nissen huts, and the city's civic and cultural centre looking defiantly on.

Katy Whitaker
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 11:23:47 PM