Nurses and Nurseries
Recent events have highlighted how important doctors, nurses and other caregivers are to our society. This week’s ThrowbackThursday is a show of appreciation to those essential workers, and depicts a Beck & Pollitzer exhibition stand from the early 1900s, advertising the ‘National Society of Day Nurseries’.
The National Society of Day Nurseries was an organisation of medically-trained professionals who cared for babies and infants during the late Victorian and early Edwardian era. The president of the organisation was Queen Victoria’s fifth child, Princess Helena (known as Princess Christian after her marriage in 1866).
This organisation was one of Her Royal Highness’ passions, most of which centred on the area of nursing. In addition to the National Society of Day Nurseries, she served as President of the Royal British Nurses Association and was one of the founding members of the British Red Cross.
Installation for London Underground
Expansion of the Jubilee Line at Canary Wharf, London Underground This week’s ThrowbackThursday shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation from 1993. In the early 90s, the London Underground gained permission to expand its service in the Canary Wha…
Presses installations – Evening Telegraph
Transportation and installation of series of print presses for the Evening Telegraph in the 1990s This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation for the Derby Evening Telegraph. The newspaper, which i…
Briggs Tank relocation
Briggs Tank relocation project completed in 1993 by a dedicated heavy haulage division of Beck & Pollitzer This ThrowbackThursday is from 1993 and shows the relocation of a Briggs Tank at the Yoxall Bridge in Staffordshire, UK. During the 80s,…
Windsor Castle 1990s
This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a team of Beck & Pollitzer vehicles at Windsor Castle. Our team was part of a large-scale restoration collaboration after the castle — one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth II — suffered …
Transporting a carriage, Brighton Belle train
Transporting a carriage from the famous ‘Brighton Belle’ train in 1976 Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is from 1976. It shows Beck & Pollitzer transporting the ‘Brighton Belle’, a UK train that ran from Victoria Station in London to Brighton on the…