Grand­fa­ther helped to re­build Bri­tain af­ter years of con­flict

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson's Choice Extra - with Row­land Hob­son

OUR fi­nal pho­to­graph shows the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of city res­i­dents as they strived to re­build the na­tion af­ter the Sec­ond World War.

There was a great need for labour­ers to build new houses, as well as re­build those that had been dam­aged.

Sent in to us by Paul Slack, this pho­to­graph in­cludes his grand­fa­ther, Syd­ney ‘Arthur’ Slack and his fel­low brick mak­ers.

Mr Slack said: “There was a need for labour to make bricks to re­build many houses af­ter the war. I would guess the pic­ture was taken in the late 1940s.

“They were given to me by an Ital­ian man who over­heard my sur­name whilst I was work­ing at the shel­tered hous­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion where he lived. He said he worked with Arthur Slack when he first came to Peter­bor­ough.

“I am not sure who would be alive now, as this was back in 1989, but I would love to know all about the peo­ple who are in the pic­tures with my grand­fa­ther.”

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