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Humber Works photographs of Peter Thacker

Maurice Freel has kindly sent me a wonderful collection of photographs and plans, which depict the Humber works, one of Coventry's largest car manufacturing companies, within a few years of the close of World War Two. Maurice's brother-in-law, Peter Geoffrey Thacker, worked at the Humber until 1952, which was where he met and later married Winifred Dolman, who worked in the wages department. Peter was a planning engineer and keen amateur photographer too, so anyone enjoying this selection of nostalgic images has him to thank for recording post-war factory life.

Of course, many readers of these pages will also have known workers from the Humber, and may even recognise a face in one of the photographs, so if one of these pictures jogs your memory, or if you remember Peter or Winifred, please contact me so that we can share your memories, too.

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Some of the images that Maurice sent to me couldn't be identified, so if you like solving mysteries, please take a look at these car factory pictures to see if you recognise anything.

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