Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Lagonda works. 1915.

"Lagonda 1915"

A note on the reverse says "Lagonda 1915". Lagonda cars were manufactured at Egham Hythe in Berkshire. The company was founded by an American, Wilbur Gunn, who named it after a river near his home town in Ohio. I was disappointed that I couldn't see anything in this photo to connect it with cars. The only objects visible are a line of what I took to be paint tins in a row behind the men. However, a little research reveals that Lagonda were not manufacturing cars in 1915, they had converted to war production of.....artillery shells. Does that explain those cylindrical objects?


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