The photograph of a cheerful young mill worker is taken from
an advertisement encouraging the school leavers of 1946
to join the staff at Masson Mill and offering them "a
job for the future".
The advertisement was published in the catalogue of an
Industrial Exhibition held at the Royal Pavilion in that
year as Arkwrights of Masson Mill had a stand.
Part of the advertisement said that:
"For over 170 years Masson Mill has
been maintaining the tradition of its founder, Richard
Arkwright, who knew that the mechanised industry is a co-operative
effort demanding the best possible conditions of labour.
remains our guiding principle. A five day week has been
introduced, employee and welfare services are being constantly
expanded, and working conditions continue to be improved.
A well-run canteen and a mid-shift tea-trolley service
help to solve rationing problems, and young workers are
entitled to meals at a reduced price".