Cammell Lairds (page 1)

'Laying the first plate of keel no. 1314, 1963 'Windsor Castle' with 'North Wall' at Cammell Lairds, 1960 Buses at Cammell Lairds under the 100 ton crane, 1960 Launch of 'Cheshire', 1959 Crowd at the launch of 'Cheshire', 1959 Darts Match between shops, Cammell Lairds, 1961
Laying the first plate of keel No.1314 in 1963. Can anyone identify the vessel? - it was probably an important one. 'Windsor Castle' with the tug 'North Wall' in 1960 Buses were posed underneath the 100 Ton Crane to show off its scale in the photo from 1960 "Cheshire" entering the water at her launch in 1959 Spectators at the launch of "Cheshire" in 1959. Some shipyard workers have found a good vantage point! Darts matches and other sporting events were often held between shops on the yard. This is 1961
'Gladstone Star' in dry dock, Cammell Lairds, 1962 Crowd at launch of 'Cheshire', Cammell Lairds, 1959 Mersey River scene from Cammell Lairds, 1957 Making a steel hawser, Cammel Lairds, 1957 Forge work at Cammell Lairds, 1957 Forge work at Cammell Lairds, 1956
'Gladstone Star' in dry dock, 1962 Spectators and officials at the launch of "Cheshire" in 1959 View of Liverpool across the Mersey from the shipyard in 1957 Working on a steel hawser in 1957. These men's skills passed away along with them. Heavy forge workers in 1957. The whole shop would shake with the impact of the hammer. Blacksmith attaching a hook to a chain in 1957. He wouldn't be allowed to smoke that cigarette today!
Splicing thick rope at Cammell Lairds, 1956 Annealing chains at Cammell Lairds, 1950s Painting ships' badges, Cammell Lairds, 1958 Finishing the end of a steel hawser, Cammell Lairds, 1956 Aerial view of Cammell Lairds and Woodside, Birkenhead, 1962 playing chess during a break, Cammell Lairds, 1960
Splicing a heavy rope in 1956. Those young men never passed-on that skill. Annealing chains in an oven in the 1950s Painting ships' badges and shields for ceremonial use in 1958 Putting a "thimble" in the end of a steel hawser in 1956 Aerial view of the shipyards, with Woodside and Birkenhead in the background, 1962 Playing chess during a tea break in 1960. Games and leisure pursuits were a big feature of the yard.
Laying a keel, Cammell Lairds, 1961 Forge workers, Cammell Lairds, 1957 Knocking off time at Cammell Lairds, 1957 'Windsor Castle' coming in to Cammell Lairds, 1960 Setting-out a steel plate for cutting, Cammell Lairds, 1961 Go to Page:
Laying a keel for an (as yet) unidentified vessel in 1961 Heavy forge workers in 1957. Great skill was need in this very dangerous procedure. Knocking-off time, with crowds of workers leaving through the main gates in 1957 "Windsor Castle" coming in to the dock in 1960 Setting-out a thick steel plate prior to cutting in 1961