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/24001/113

These women are checking shells to ensure that they meet the standards set; an irregular shell may explode in the barrel of the gun. Rigorous controls were applied to the manufacturing processes at this site, which still managed to produce nearly 5,000 shells a week.

Location

Merseyside Bootle

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

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