1957/58: Doxford Engine factory Chris April 29, 2012 1950-1959, Science & technology 7 CommentsFavourited 1234 times Add to favourites Via Ship Nostalgia 7 Responses Denny April 29, 2012 A lot of those shots were taken from the cab of the overhead crane. I used to operate them many years ago.(up in the crane) Reply Grant April 30, 2012 Wonderful! Before the Great faded from Britain… Reply qka May 1, 2012 These collections of old industrial photos often make me cringe, as the workers are not wearing eye protection, or little else in the way of personal protective equipment. Not even gloves, when hands are close to the work. We can hope they are wearing steel toe shoes. Reply norman loch May 4, 2012 As one person remarked, this was when Britain was Great and had many impressive heavy industries like these heavy marine engine factories – not a microchip anywhere in these days ! Reply Andy August 12, 2012 @qka It’s actually very dangerous to wear gloves when using machine tools – touch a rotating workpiece with your bare hand and you might get a nasty bruise or gash, do it wearing gloves and they can snag and drag you into the machinery… Great pix – you can just smell the steel and cutting oil. Reply Snake September 3, 2012 I warked in a big engine factory, early in the 2000′s. I built the last two stroke naval engines made in Italy (Sulzer). Now the factory is only an assembly workshop. How sad is it! Reply averheijden January 23, 2013 Where did you find these nice pictures? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.