Photographs of the 'New' Heavy Assembly Shop under construction, Part 2 of 3

Taken July 1970 to December 1970

Part 2 series of photographs illustrates the interior of the ‘New’ Assembly Shop, the erection of the cranes and finally, a view taken from each end of the shop.

This impressive facility was equipped with a new Asquith Ram Boring machine (shown in the last photo) at the Southgate Street end of the building.  It also included a 100 ton high-level rail-mounted radio-controlled crane with auxiliary 25 ton crane and a 25 ton low-level rail mounted crane, with cab, both running the length of the building.

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  • Hi John!  These are some great photos of the ‘new’ shop under construction!  In the last photo of this set, is that Gilbert Vallender in the group of three facing the camera and also a somewhat ‘ghostly’ Stan Willets at the end of the extrusion press in the right hand foreground?  Chippy Aston.

    By Graham Aston (26/02/2014)
  • Hi Chippy! You may well be correct, however, I think I will pass on this one and await to see if anyone else provides confirmation. John B

    By John Bancroft (26/02/2014)

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