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Background imageFactory Collection: Consett Steel Works a98_06557

Consett Steel Works a98_06557
CONSETT STEEL WORKS, Durham. General view of the Consett Steel Works showing trackways and overhead piping. The works supplied the materials for everything from Blackpool Tower to Britains nuclear

Background imageFactory Collection: Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_002

Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_002
Cammell Laird & Co shipyard, Birkenhead. Interior view showing a bay in the engine shop. One of a series of photographs of Cammell Laird works. Bedford Lemere. June 1913

Background imageFactory Collection: Austin Motor Plant EPW047811

Austin Motor Plant EPW047811
AUSTIN MOTOR PLANT, Longbridge, Birmingham. Aerial view of the car production plant in June 1935. Much of the manufacture at this time would have been the Austin 7. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageFactory Collection: Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627

Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627
WOOTTON BASSETT UNITED DAIRIES, Wiltshire. The Dairy Supply Company opened its factory in 1908 and merged with United Dairies in 1915

Background imageFactory Collection: Engine House, GWR Works, Swindon BB94_04685

Engine House, GWR Works, Swindon BB94_04685
THE ENGINE HOUSE, Great Western Railway Works, Swindon, Wiltshire. 1846 interior view. Lithograph by John Cooke Bourne (1814-1896)

Background imageFactory Collection: Children labelling tins of tea c. 1910, Butlers Wharf BB87_09690

Children labelling tins of tea c. 1910, Butlers Wharf BB87_09690
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. From 1921 children had to be at least 12 years old before they could work full-time, though some of these boys look younger

Background imageFactory Collection: The Hoover Building J950085

The Hoover Building J950085
THE HOOVER BUILDING, Western Avenue, Perivale, London. Exterior view at night

Background imageFactory Collection: Cornish tin smelting works EPW009899a

Cornish tin smelting works EPW009899a
Cornish Tin Company Smelting Works. Believed to be Seleggan Works or East Wheal Basset Smelting Works, Redruth, Cornwall. This was the largest tin smelter that Cornwall possessed

Background imageFactory Collection: Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_011A

Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_011A
Cammell Laird & Co shipyard, Birkenhead. Exterior view across the outer basin looking towards a ferry moored outside the Cammell Laird buildings

Background imageFactory Collection: The Potteries EPW045337

The Potteries EPW045337
FAIRFIELD POTTERY, Slippery Lane, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The heart of the potteries with a series of kilns, towers and workshops producing all kinds of ceramics

Background imageFactory Collection: Morgan factory DP139433

Morgan factory DP139433
Morgan Motor Company, Pickersleigh Road, Malvern, Worcestershire. Two Morgan cars with factory beyond

Background imageFactory Collection: Rover Car Factory, Solihull JLP01_01_045_33

Rover Car Factory, Solihull JLP01_01_045_33
Rover Car Company Works, Lode Lane, Solihull. West Midlands. Interior view of Rover factory showing workers polishing cars, October 1956. John Laing Collection

Background imageFactory Collection: Port Sunlight BL14041_027

Port Sunlight BL14041_027
LEVER BROTHERS SUNLIGHT SOAP WORKS, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside. Interior view. Workers packing soap boxes. Photographed by Bedford Lemere & Co. in April 1897

Background imageFactory Collection: Swindon and GWR Works EPW059047

Swindon and GWR Works EPW059047
SWINDON, Wiltshire. The Great Western Railway Works, Swindon station and the workers village (Swindon New Town), looking west. Photographed in August 1938. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageFactory Collection: GWR Works, Swindon, 1920 epw000924

GWR Works, Swindon, 1920 epw000924
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY WORKS, Swindon. Aerial view photographed May 1920. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageFactory Collection: The Hoover Building EPW039561

The Hoover Building EPW039561
THE HOOVER BUILDING, Western Avenue, Perivale, London. Aerial view, 10th August 1932. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageFactory Collection: Timpsons Shoe Factory, Kettering EPW053718

Timpsons Shoe Factory, Kettering EPW053718
TIMPSONS FACTORY, Kettering, Northamptonshire. Kettering, along with a number of Northamptonshire towns specialised in footwear manufacture

Background imageFactory Collection: Marmalade factory, Oxford CC66_00389

Marmalade factory, Oxford CC66_00389
Male and female workers at Coopers Marmalade Factory, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Henry Taunt 1902

Background imageFactory Collection: Dickens Brothers leather works, Northampton BB99_05292

Dickens Brothers leather works, Northampton BB99_05292
DICKENS BROTHERS, Northampton. Photograph of interior of leather works c.1929. Preparing leather for the shoe and boot industry

Background imageFactory Collection: Cyclops Works, Sheffield BL22301_010

Cyclops Works, Sheffield BL22301_010
Cammell Lairds Cyclops Ordnance Steel Tyre and Spring Works in Grimesthorpe, Sheffield. Men at work in the fettling shop, with huge components for ships

Background imageFactory Collection: Steel production, Barnsley BL22301_002

Steel production, Barnsley BL22301_002
Cammell Laird & Co, Penistone. Men at work in Cammell Lairds bessemer department, producing steel from pig iron. One of a series of photographs of Cammell Laird works. Bedford Lemere. August 1913

Background imageFactory Collection: Fort Dunlop EPW026942

Fort Dunlop EPW026942
FORT DUNLOP, Birmingham. May 1929. Aerial view. Headquarters of Dunlop Rubber, a famous tyre manufacturer, established in 1917. At one time this was the largest factory in the world

Background imageFactory Collection: Robinsons Flour Mill, Deptford, London 1883 BL03876

Robinsons Flour Mill, Deptford, London 1883 BL03876
ROBINSONS FLOUR MILL, Deptford, London. General view with boats in the foreground. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in 1883

Background imageFactory Collection: Stott Park Bobbin Mill N080122

Stott Park Bobbin Mill N080122
STOTT PARK BOBBIN MILL, Cumbria. Interior view, ground floor. Bobbin mill machinery

Background imageFactory Collection: Cammel Laird Shipyard BL_22201_14

Cammel Laird Shipyard BL_22201_14
CAMMEL LAIRD SHIPYARD, The boiler shop, Birkenhead, Merseyside. 1914. Bedford Lemere

Background imageFactory Collection: The Hoover Building K970142

The Hoover Building K970142
THE HOOVER BUILDING, Western Avenue, Perivale, London. Exterior detail

Background imageFactory Collection: Hoover Building

Hoover Building
Possibly the most significant arterial road factory of its date. IoE 201068

Background imageFactory Collection: Elastic Factory, Ibstock EAW000185

Elastic Factory, Ibstock EAW000185
The Clutsom and Kemp Ltd Elastic Factory and adjacent playing field, Ibstock, Leicestershire. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in April 1946

Background imageFactory Collection: Stott Park Bobbin Mill N140031

Stott Park Bobbin Mill N140031
STOTT PARK BOBBIN MILL, Cumbria. General view lit at twilight. This fully-working mill is a unique survivor of the many Lakeland mills which turned bobbins for the Lancashire textile industry

Background imageFactory Collection: Rover factory JLP01_01_045_32

Rover factory JLP01_01_045_32
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. An interior view of the Rover factory in Solihull, showing workers polishing Rover P4 series cars

Background imageFactory Collection: Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_003

Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_003
Cammell Laird & Co shipyard, Birkenhead. Interior view showing men working in the ship shed. One of a series of photographs of Cammell Laird works. Bedford Lemere. June 1913

Background imageFactory Collection: Wellington Mills, Leek a98_04470

Wellington Mills, Leek a98_04470
WELLINGTON MILLS, Strangman Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Exterior view showing the pedimented section with a lamp standard in the foreground

Background imageFactory Collection: Two women filling Sirocco roaster with coffee beans BL24300_001

Two women filling Sirocco roaster with coffee beans BL24300_001
CADBY HALL, Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, Greater London. Two women filling a Sirocco roaster with coffee beans at the factory of J Lyons and Company

Background imageFactory Collection: Cunard Shell Works BL_24001_09

Cunard Shell Works BL_24001_09
CUNARD SHELL WORKS, Bootle, Sefton, Merseyside. Women manufacturing shell casings, 1917. Bedford Lemere

Background imageFactory Collection: Stott Park Bobbin Mill N080027

Stott Park Bobbin Mill N080027
STOTT PARK BOBBIN MILL, Cumbria. Interior of the mill. Through the smoke can be seen the belts taking power to the borer and lathe. Wooden blanks, roughs and finished bobbins wait in baskets

Background imageFactory Collection: Castleton shrouded in mist N050057

Castleton shrouded in mist N050057
CASTLETON, Peak District, Derbyshire. Early morning view from Mam Tor looking down onto Castleton showing the valley shrouded in mist as a factory chimney adds smoke to the air

Background imageFactory Collection: Stewartby Brickworks 24082_026

Stewartby Brickworks 24082_026
Stewartby Brick Works, Bedfordshire. The first brickworks hers was founded in 1897, and it went on to have the largest output in the world

Background imageFactory Collection: Hudson Road Mills MBC01_04_23

Hudson Road Mills MBC01_04_23
Hudson Road Mills, Hudson Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire. The entrance front of Burtons Hudson Road Mills clothing factory seen from the north, with a red Mini parked outside

Background imageFactory Collection: Kenrick House 33511_004

Kenrick House 33511_004
Kenrick House, former offices and warehousing for Archibald Kenrick and Sons, producers of metalwork products, Hall Street South, West Bromwich, West Midlands, 2018

Background imageFactory Collection: Sugar beet processing JLP01_08_082654

Sugar beet processing JLP01_08_082654
WISSINGTON SUGAR FACTORY, COLLEGE ROAD, METHWOLD, KINGs LYNN AND WEST NORFOLK. Sugar beet in the polar beet silo at Wissington Sugar Factory, showing the conveyor bridge

Background imageFactory Collection: Ice cream factory JLP01_08_060122

Ice cream factory JLP01_08_060122
WALLs ICE CREAM FACTORY, GLOUCESTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Workers at machinery on the first floor of the Production Block of the Walls Ice Cream Factory

Background imageFactory Collection: Rover factory JLP01_01_045_36

Rover factory JLP01_01_045_36
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. An interior view of the Rover factory in Solihull showing manufacturing in progress of the Rover P4 series of cars

Background imageFactory Collection: New cars JLP01_01_045_30

New cars JLP01_01_045_30
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. A view of newly manufactured Rover P4 series cars lined up outside the Rover factory in Solihull

Background imageFactory Collection: Rover factory JLP01_01_045_29

Rover factory JLP01_01_045_29
ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. An exterior view of the Rover factory in Solihull, with car parts and various Rovers outside

Background imageFactory Collection: Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_26

Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_26
Ford Motor Company Works, Thames Foundry, Dagenham, Havering, Greater London. A view of the new foundry under construction at the Ford Motor Company Works

Background imageFactory Collection: Hat Factory IC276_001

Hat Factory IC276_001
Stirling House, 30 Guildford Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Cut-away reconstruction of Stirling House in the early 20th century

Background imageFactory Collection: Aldwarke Steel Works 28900_015

Aldwarke Steel Works 28900_015
Aldwarke Steel Works, Rotherham, 2016

Background imageFactory Collection: Horizon Factory DP158109

Horizon Factory DP158109
Horizon Factory, Thane Road, Nottingham. General view of south elevation of the Imperial Tobacco building. This factory and distribution centre was built for John Player cigarettes in 1972



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