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/24001/37

With many men sent to fight in the War, companies came to rely on women to keep industry running between 1914 and 1918. Here an almost exclusively female workforce prepare shells for the war effort.

Location

Merseyside Bootle

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

Tags

people women war work worker ammunition explosive clothing factory interior world war one (1914 - 1919) world one first ww1 wwi