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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. P8655 Newtonia was a presentation Spitfire IIa paid for by the people of Newton Abbot and District. Photographer: Unknown

Copyright © From the collection of the RIC

Media ID 14607210

Date: 15th February 2018

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

: TRURI : TRUhtp.31

Image Size: 7323 x 5967 Pixels

Filesize is 9.04MB

Associated Categories: Truro

Associated Categories: Truro

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