• Maltsters at Langley Maltings, UK

    Image ID
    FOT642717
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    9.3 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    5403 x 3669 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    457 x 311 mm
    18.0 x 12.2 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    maltings malt grain barley beer raw materials malting turning shovel muscle power manual labour work labour traditional tradition England GB
    Description
    Langley Maltings belonged to Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries and was used to produce malted barley for the brewing of beer. The maltings (from 1898) were built to take advantage of the canal, and the railway was nearby. Originally the canal was use for the delivery of barley but eventually only rail was used. There was a siding from the main line. However, since World War II all the barley has been brought in by road, and the malt is taken out by road, too. Traditionally malting is a hard labour but skilled job and has always been undertaken by men but during the World War II it is known that women worked the maltings. In 2005 they are worked by 11 maltsters and 2 foremen 7 days a week and every day of the year. Langley Maltings ceased operating in 2007 and was destroyed in a fire in 2009.
    Uploader
    David Anthony Lloyd Davies
    Contributor
    David Anthony Lloyd Davies
    Date Taken
    1980s
    Uploaded on
    2010-01-04
    Collection
    Beer & Pubs
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    Industrial
    Setting
    Indoor
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    2
    Gender
    Male
    Seven ages
    Adult
    Mood
    Casual
    Dress
    Clothed
    Ethnicities
    Caucasian
    Dominant colour
    #605030