Grandfather helped to rebuild Britain after years of conflict
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.”