Thursday, August 17, 2006

Mural Marvel

[Excerpt from the Stockport Times 17 Aug 06]
There's no chance that staff at BAE's Woodford site will ever forget the Lancaster bomber.
A huge mural devoted to the aircraft has been painted onto the canteen wall by artist Walter Kershaw. The 60'x20' work, shows a Lancaster production line at the former Avro plant.
At the peak of production in 1944, the factory was churning out dozens of Lancasters every week on 3/4 mile production lines. In one week alone, 52 bombers were built, with a total of 156 in just one month. More than 4,000 were eventually built at Woodford.