At work or cracking a joke in the factory, we celebrate the region’s workers over the decades
Living alongside the River Mersey means that Merseyside has long been associated with port work – but its factories have also played a major role in the region’s commercial success.
Many historic factories once called Merseyside their home, based in businesses across the region, from Vauxhall and Speke to Moreton to Wirral. A source of employment for generations of families, sadly many have now closed.
Recently the Liverpool Echo took a look at dockworkers at work and play, so we thought it was time to celebrate Merseyside’s legion of factory workers across the decades. We peeked into ECHO’s archives and found photos of factories and their workers in their heyday.
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Munitions workers – mostly women – at the turn of the century at some of the region’s most iconic factories, including Jacobs, Tate and Lyle, Plessey, Mecano, Bryant & May and the Ford engine plant in Halewood.
For beautiful historical images from the past, take a look at memorylane.co.uk/ and see what you can discover
Below are 42 images of factory staff at work, but also in those candid moments, pointing for the day or laughing in the factory where so many workers have become lifelong friends.
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