And here they are with another 'box of delights'.
Britains Farm set from the 1960s. They were played with by me, added to in the seventies by my own children, and now give pleasure to my grandchildren; what could be more delightful than that?
Our photo prompt for this week's Sepia Saturday challenge was a worker in a cardboard box factory.
As a student I worked in the Boots Company printing works in Nottingham in the early 1970s. Unfortuately I have no images, nor could I find any on the web. I do have my memories of some of the jobs we did. As well as printing cardboard packages, we produced flyers, posters, patient information leaflets to insert in drug packets, labels for the many Boots products and the famous Boots Diaries. The latter were a favourite amongst the students as we often worked together as a team on the production line. One of the jobs was simply to insert the little pencil in the spine; do diaries come with pencils these days? I don't know. We would often be so busy chatting that it wasn't unknown to send a whole set down the conveyor belt without the pencils! When we left at the end of the six weeks a parcel of the various diaries would be given to us, the favourite being the giant Scribbling Diary'.
I only worked in there one year; the other summer holidays I was employed at the Boots vast factory plant at Beeston, in the building called 'Pastes'. The pastes were filled in their individual containers, checked and packaged in boxes all on one conveyor belt. It was one of the most mindlessly boring and repetitive jobs I have ever done. I remember 'Horses' Cough Paste' and 'Piglet Anaemia Paste', but also 'Udsal Cream' for protecting cows' udders from cracks and mastitis. It contained lanolin and my hands had never been so soft!
For more delights unboxed clock in at Sepia Saturday where Alan is the overseer and others have been busy on their own production lines. You may like to join us in our Facebook Group, where we also have a productive and delightful time.