Rover Car Factory, Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands

Rover Car Factory, Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands
Photograph taken 1956 © Historic England Archive. John Laing Collection ref: JLP01_01_045_33

This interior view shows the polishing line of Rover Car Company’s factory at Solihull in 1956. The workers polishing cars are mainly men with just one woman shown. Polishing the cars would have been the last stage in the process of making cars. The motor industry was a major employer in the Midlands at this time. The photograph comes from the John Laing Company Archive.

Location

West Midlands Solihull

Period

1950s (1950 - 1959)

Tags

industry work worker men woman clothing motor car interior 1950s (1950 - 1959)