SD4862 : Lancaster Wagon Works - clock tower

taken 3 years ago, near to Lancaster, Lancashire, Great Britain

Lancaster Wagon Works - clock tower
Lancaster Wagon Works - clock tower
The Lancaster Railway Carriage and Wagon Company moved into these new premises in 1865, adjacent to the Midland Railway line to Leeds. The works were taken over by the Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in 1902 and closed in 1908.
The works were used in the First World War, firstly as a base for the 5th Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, then as an internment camp for enemy aliens, and finally to manufacture torpedoes.
In 1923, Morton's (of Carlisle) took over the works to manufacture carpets and furnishing materials. Today, high-quality printing of fabrics is carried out, under the name of Standfast.
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(Historical details provided by Lancaster Civic Society, who arranged for the works to be opened for Heritage Weekend 2014.)
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SD4862, 58 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Former (from Tags)
Wagon Works 
Primary Subject of Photo
Factory 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4843 6299 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:3.6158N 2:47.3609W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4845 6299
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Clock Tower  Listed Building Grade II 

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