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The Job Centre in Linwood shortly after Peugeot announce the closure of the Talbot car

The Job Centre in Linwood shortly after Peugeot announce the closure of the Talbot car


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The Job Centre in Linwood shortly after Peugeot announce the closure of the Talbot car

The Job Centre in Linwood shortly after Peugeot announce the closure of the Talbot car factory in Linwood. February 1981

Bill Rowntree
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Glasgow
Scotland
DM81 932

Media ID 21850359

© Mirrorpix

Eighties Industry And Work Jobs Renfrewshire Scotland Unemployed Unemployment 1981 Jobless Linwood Social Security Vacancies


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The Job Centre in Linwood: A Snapshot of Unemployment Struggles in 1980s Scotland In this poignant print captured by Bill Rowntree, we are transported back to February 1981, a time when the Talbot car factory closure announcement sent shockwaves through the town of Linwood, Renfrewshire. The image showcases the Job Centre in Linwood shortly after Peugeot's devastating decision, serving as a stark reminder of the economic hardships faced by countless individuals during this era. The photograph encapsulates the atmosphere of uncertainty and despair that permeated society at that time. Rows upon rows of unemployed men and women can be seen queuing outside the Job Centre doors, their faces etched with worry and frustration. This visual testament serves as a powerful symbol for an entire community grappling with joblessness. As we delve into this snapshot from history, it becomes evident that unemployment was not merely an individual struggle but rather a collective burden weighing heavily on families and communities alike. The Department for Education and Employment alongside the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) worked tirelessly to provide support amidst these challenging times. Bill Rowntree's work allows us to reflect on how industries shape our lives while shedding light on societal issues such as unemployment and social security. It reminds us that behind every statistic lies real people who were affected by these closures – fathers unable to provide for their families, mothers worried about making ends meet. This evocative photograph stands as a testament to resilience in

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