Two men operating a cherry picker. c.1955
3 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 22cm

Two men operating a cherry picker. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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Two men operating a cherry picker mounted on the back of a truck parked in the Strand near Trafalgar Square. 'Simon Hydraulic Platforms' is painted on the side of the cherry picker. The truck door is marked 'LEB', standing for London Electricity Board. This was the public sector utility company responsible for electricity generation and electrical infrastructure maintenance in London prior to 1990. In the background is a Saxone shoe shop and on the windows of the building above the shop is written 'New South Wales Govt.'.

Fred Wilfred worked as Chief Photographer for Hawker Siddeley Aviation during the 1950s. In 1963 he started his own commercial and portrait studio in Hampton Hill. Wilfred was a member of the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society and a founder member of the London Portrait Group. Acclaimed for his portraiture and wedding photography, his documentary work, like this photograph, has remained largely unseen.




1955 AD - 1965 AD

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