Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead, Merseyside

Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead, Merseyside
Photograph taken 1914 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL/22201/16

These men were normally employed to make ship components, but during WWI the factory used its skilled workforce to manufacture wooden equipment, crates and accessories for military purposes. The design of the building meant that it was incredibly well lit by natural light.