EPW061896 ENGLAND (1939). The Electrical Apparatus Co Ltd Works, St Albans, 1939

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Details

Title [EPW061896] The Electrical Apparatus Co Ltd Works, St Albans, 1939
Reference EPW061896
Date June-1939
Link
Place name ST ALBANS
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 516238, 205453
Longitude / Latitude -0.3165095515501, 51.735261913047
National Grid Reference TL162055

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Sandbags protecting entrance.

John W
Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:11:09 PM
This is where the toolroom was.

Geoff
Sunday 13th of March 2016 09:10:57 AM
Johnson Class 4P Compound No. 1043

Hawkshaw
Monday 4th of November 2013 02:02:30 PM
On the Up Fast line

John W
Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 05:22:44 PM
Former Midland Railway Main Line form London to Derby and the north.

Maurice
Sunday 25th of August 2013 06:50:29 PM
This appears to be a new glasshouse under construction ... newly painted structure but as yet no roof trusses or glass. I wonder how well the investment served the coming hostilities being prepared for at the next door factory.

Maurice
Sunday 25th of August 2013 06:49:22 PM

User Comment Contributions

I completed an apprenticeship as a toolmaker in 1966 at this factory. Looking back a very good comprehensive training scheme. The photo shows a small plaque made up by my friends at my time of leaving. I now live in Perth Western Australia.

Geoff
Sunday 13th of March 2016 09:02:11 AM
Great shot of an LMS 4-4-0 compound (?)Engine number 1043.

mcgeacs
Sunday 25th of August 2013 06:44:51 PM
Yes, this is an LMS engine, but it came from the Midland Railway. It is one of the unsuperheated later Deeley Compounds with shallow frames with 7ft driving wheels. Similar locomotives built by the LMS had 6ft 9" driving wheels.



It would have been in LMS crimson, line out in straw and with black borders.

Maurice
Sunday 25th of August 2013 06:44:51 PM
Here's a great example of Aerofilms Ltd A.R.P. work. In 1938 the company was commissioned by the Home Office to take photographs of key factories to assist preparations for home defence. This Air Raid Precautions contract continued right through to August 1939 until the declaration of war grounded civilian flying. You can see how this factory has stacked sand bags up to protect the front entrance; and air raid shelters are under construction beside the building (on the right hand side of the photo).



The RAF, in the meantime, was taking air photos of factories and the like that interested the Air Ministry, for exactly the same purpose.

Katy Whitaker
Sunday 25th of August 2013 06:30:41 PM