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Cunard Shell Works, Rimrose Road, Bootle, Merseyside

Cunard Shell Works, Rimrose Road, Bootle, Merseyside
Photograph taken 1917 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL/24001/72

An important aspect of armament manufacturing is to ensure that all components, shells in this case, are identical. This man is carefully checking the dimensions of the shells before they are sent to the factory in Aintree, where they will be filled with high explosives.

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