Life and work
Born in Draycott, Derbyshire, Broomfield was the son of a lacemaker. On leaving school at 15, he worked as a lathe operator on the assembly lines of the engineering company Rolls-Royce. In the evenings he studied at Derby College of Art. During the Second World War he was a conscientious objector, working in the Friends Ambulance Unit as an ambulance driver in the London Blitz, and after the war for Save the Children in Germany.
- Obituary: Maurice Broomfield, Daily Telegraph, 7 October 2010
- Jon Levy Obituary: Maurice Broomfield, The Guardian, 13 October 2010
- http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/maurice-broomfield-19162010 Acquisition