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Machine shop, H.T.P. Motors Ltd., Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941

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Workers in the aircraft component repair department during the Second World War. The workers are thought to be making parts for aircraft wings, probably for Spitfires, in what was the H.T.P. Motors showroom. Aircraft repair staff comprised 100 operatives, 50% of which were women. At their peak they produced 500 components a month for Spitfires, including tail planes and rudders. In 2018, this building is the Pannier Market on Back Quay, Truro. Photographer: Unknown.

Copyright © From the collection of the RIC

Media ID 14607202

Date: 15th February 2018

: TRURI : TRUhtp.32

Image Size: 8175 x 6255 Pixels

Filesize is 9.33MB

Associated Categories: Truro

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords:  cornish  hosken  htp  ii  polkinhorn  trevithick  two  wartime  ww2  wwii