Photograph (black and white) : Lesney Workers Outing

image 1993-168

Object

Photograph

Title

Photograph (black and white) : Lesney Workers Outing

Production date

1962 = 1963

Dimensions

height: 121mm
width: 164mm

Description

This is a photograph of male workers from the Lesney toy company on a day trip to Hackney Wick. Most of the workers are holding cans of beer or thermos flasks. Lesney's was started by two ex-servicemen in 1947 and found fame in the 1950s as the maker of Matchbox Toys. The company went on to become one of Hackney’s largest ever employers. By 1966 Lesney’s employed 3600 workers and was producing more than 100 million models a year.

Production place

Hackney Wick

Associated place

Hackney Wick

Object number

1993.168

On display?

No

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