Jubilee line Extension PPE
This PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) belonged to the late Clifford Pegg, formerly of Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, who had worked on some of the civil engineering work behind the Jubilee line extension in the 1990s. After discovering my interest in the Underground, very kindly, he donated these items in 2018.
The hard hat and orange jacket are both emblazoned with the “Jubilee line Extension Project” logo. Apart from this, the jacket contains no other Underground-related logos, including the roundel. There are also no high visibility stripes applied to the material.
Attached to the jacket above the Extension Project branding is a pass dating from the 16th November 1999 that allowed access to a “Passenger Exercise” at Southwark station, prior to its opening four days later.
As well as the JLE Project logo, the hard hat also carries a label to confirm that Mr Pegg undertook a safety induction prior to commencing work on site. The hat features a manufacturing date of November 1997. Not visible in this picture is some crazing to the plastic, which would render the hat unsuitable for use on construction sites these days, owing to the possibility that it may not sustain the impact of an object falling onto it.