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Filename: jlp01_01_045_32.jpg

Size: 6793 x 5440 (4.4MB)

Date: 29th November 2021

Source: Historic England

Credit: A© Historic England Archive. Joh

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Archive

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© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

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Rover factory JLP01_01_045_32

ROVER CAR COMPANY WORKS, LODE LANE, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS. An interior view of the Rover factory in Solihull, showing workers polishing Rover P4 series cars.
This image was catalogued as part of the Breaking New Ground Project in partnership with the John Laing Charitable Trust in 2019-20

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Media ID 24107089

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1950s Factory People Production Transport Vehicles Work Workmen


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EDITORS COMMENTS
Step into the past with this photograph from the Rover factory in Solihull, West Midlands, circa the 1950s. The black-and-white image, catalogued as part of the Breaking New Ground Project in partnership with the John Laing Charitable Trust in 2019-20, offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Rover Car Company during its heyday. The scene is set in the heart of the factory, where a team of dedicated workers meticulously polishes Rover P4 series cars. Their focused expressions and the precision of their movements speak volumes about the pride and craftsmanship that went into every vehicle produced during this era. The factory floor is a symphony of industrial activity, with the hum of machinery and the clatter of tools creating a rhythm that echoes the relentless pace of production. The air is thick with the scent of fresh paint and the sound of revving engines, a testament to the sheer scale of the operation. The men, dressed in overalls and protective goggles, work in unison, each playing a crucial role in the assembly line. Their deft hands glide over the sleek curves of the cars, leaving behind a gleaming finish that speaks of quality and attention to detail. This photograph is a poignant reminder of a bygone era, when the manufacture of cars was a labor-intensive process that demanded the utmost skill and dedication from its workforce. It stands as a testament to the ingenuity and hard work that went into producing the iconic Rover vehicles, which continue to be cherished by enthusiasts around the world.

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