William Doxford and Sons

A friend of Archival Clothing pointed me towards this incredible set of images showing the plant of William Doxford and Sons in the late 1950s. Follow the link to get more history on Wm. Doxford, one of the biggest British shipyards of the 20th century. I’m wowed by the scale of the operations here – just look at the size of the lathes!

I’ve done flame cutting, too – on 0.5″ steel. That slab above must be 12″ thick!

Please see Old Town for outfitting before your in-person field trip. Ideally, please schedule your visit between 1955 and 1962. Wm. Doxford was shuttered in 1980.

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