Two workmen stand by a plating tank used to making munitions at the Lillie Bridge Works Depot of the LER (London Electric Railway) during the First World War.
Photographed by Topical Press, 1914-1918
Location: Lillie Bridge Works Depot
Image no: Ukn
Inventory no: 1998/36513
20th Century London caption: A workman and a second man, perhaps his manager, stand by a plating tank making munitions. The photograph was taken at the London Electric Railways' Lillie Bridge Works during the First World War. During the war, many of the Underground group's manufacturing plants switched to military production. The Associated Equipment Company workshops were used to make over 10,000 Y-type motor trucks, and introduced Britain's earliest moving production line, as used in much of today's manufacturing. Ministry of Munitions factories all over London employed 114,000 people.