SJ7796 : Ford Motor Company at Trafford Park

taken 2 years ago, near to Trafford Park, Trafford, Great Britain

Ford Motor Company at Trafford Park
Ford Motor Company at Trafford Park
The plaque at the Trafford Centre SJ7796 : Ford at the Trafford Centre reads:

The Ford Motor Company was opened in Trafford Park in October 1911
to assemble Model T cars and trucks and was the first outside
America and Canada; over 300,000 vehicles were built before operations
were transferred to Dagenham Essex in 1931.
The Second World War (1939-1945) resulted in Ford returning to
Trafford Park to produce the Rolls Royce Merlin aero-engine
under licence which was used in both the Spitfire and the Lancaster.
The new factory on Barton Dock Road was located close to the
original Ford site and on completion the factory buildings spanned
over 44 acres. By June 1941 the company was producing 400 engines
a month; by 1943 this figure had risen to 900. The Merlin engine
was described by the Royal Air Force as a "Wizard" engine.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  Air transport  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Trafford Park  Trafford Centre 
Company (from Tags)
Date (from Tags)
1911  1941  1943 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7731 9660 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.9388N 2:20.5948W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7731 9660
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Aero Engineers  Second World War  Ford Motor Company  Model T Ford 

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