Rover Car Factory, Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands
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.