Workmen in a canteen during construction at Heathrow Airport, Heathrow, Greater London

These workmen are from John Laing plc and were building a new hangar at Heathrow Airport. The men are having a meal and a break in the site canteen. John Laing plc wanted to build a 'family' ethos among their employees. They provided welfare facilities such as canteens and mobile catering vans, and organised outings and trips for the employees and their families. Before 2007 it was normal for people to smoke at work and in restaurants.


Greater London Heathrow


1970s (1970 - 1979)



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