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J Plater's Cart, Van and Carriage Works, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire

J Plater's Cart, Van and Carriage Works, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire
Photograph taken 1903 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bb97/08211

The workers at this carriage works are assembled to have their photograph taken in 1903. Each holds the tools they use in their job. At this time craftsmen passed on their skills to boys who were apprenticed to them. The boys had to spend many years learning a trade.