Construction work, Concrete Seacraft Co, Fiddlers Ferry, Warrington, Cheshire

Construction work, Concrete Seacraft Co, Fiddlers Ferry, Warrington, Cheshire
Photograph taken November 1918 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: OP01194

Concrete was first used a material for shipbuilding in the middle of the 19th century. The shortage of steel during World War One prompted a growth in its use. Here scaffolding surrounds a vessel under construction, possibly the 'Elmarine'.

Location

Warrington Fiddlers Ferry

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

Tags

industry shipbuilding river work worker concrete ship world war one (1914 - 1919) first world war ww1 wwi