Newton Chambers Ltd, Works canteen

Except for a short period in the 1860s and 1870s when the company was at loggerheads with its coal mining employees which led to an eighteen month lock-out and the employment of ‘blackleg’ labour, Newton Chambers were regarded by their staff as caring employers who provided a wide range of social and cultural activities and excellent rest and recuperation facilities. The walls of the works canteen were decorated with paintings by a well-known artist.

Image Details

Archiving Reference Number NC/374/a/G CHGA
Search Year
Type Photograph
Contributor/s Original from Newton Chambers
Collection Holder
Date Donated to the EDA 1st October 2016

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