Cammell Laird and Company, Grimesthorpe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Cammell Laird and Company,  Grimesthorpe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Photograph taken August 1913 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bl22301/013

Workers watching the 4000 ton press slabbing an armour plate ingot at Cammell Laird's Cyclop's Ordnance Steel Tyre and Spring Works in Grimesthorpe. The factory also produced shells during the war. Charles Cammell and Company's Grimesthorpe Works were built in 1865. The firm merged with Laird, Son & Company in 1903 to form Cammell Laird and Company who commissioned this photograph.

Location

South Yorkshire Sheffield

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

Tags

work worker industry factory interior machinery world war one first ww1 wwi