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Ship engine factory help needed!


New Member
Hi all, wondering if anybody could possibly help! My Nan told me that during the war her dad (my great grandad, Albert Palmer) worked in a factory building engines for ships. Any ideas where that could have been or any other information? He lived in hay mills small Heath.
Thanks in advance, Jay Garbo


master brummie
There is this thread, which contains the link Chris has given. It mainly mentions people who worked there.


master brummie
It might be useful to check the 1939 Register for Albert Palmer, if nothing else to be sure that his actual occupation agrees with his daughter's memory.


Ex-pat Brummie
There are 94 Albert PALMERs in Birmingham in 1939, so a year of birth or a the street where he was living would be a help.

Maurice :cool:


Ex-pat Brummie

In 1939, he was living in Deakins Road with Florence C Palmer and his occupation was Setter Operator of a Ward Combination Turret Lathe. He was also in the Auxilliary Fire Service, but unfortunately his serfvice number is clipped off the image. His wife was formerly a Sewing Machinist. No employer is listed, but this is normal.

ChrisM's suggestion of Bellis & Morcom is a good one and in one of the many Ladywood books is an advertisement showing one of Archdale's drilling machines being used on a Bellis & Morcom marine engine, if I remember correctly. I'll see if I can dig it out and post it here.

Maurice :)