Children packing tea at Butlers Wharf, London

Children packing tea at Butlers Wharf, London
Photograph taken c 1910 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BB87/09690

From 1921 children had to be at least 12 years old before they could work full-time, though some of these boys look younger. They appear to be labelling tins of tea. Their work benches are made of wooden panels and upturned tea chests.