This is a photograph of my late father-in-law, Raymond Berry, which must have been taken in the 1950s whilst he was working at a ceramic glazing company in Elland, West Yorkshire. Raymond – on the right in the photograph above – eventually left the glazing company and went to work in the local mill. The combination of the dust from both work environments were to cut his life short and deny him the long and happy retirement he deserved. If anyone ever moans on about “health and safety nonsense” within my hearing, I just remember Raymond and give thanks that nobody should be subjected to such working conditions today.
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