|Explore this site|
Beckton Gas Works Sports Day.
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H1790|
|Description: This photograph shows the men from Beckton Gas Works enjoying the annual Gas, Light and Coke Company's Sports Day with their families. The owners of the company believed that they could win the loyalty of their workers and keep trade unions out of the plant by providing such leisure activities, and by introducing a profit-sharing scheme.|
|Date: c. 1890|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection.|