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The Underground Factories were planned in haste and panic and propelled to reality by Lord Beaverbrook.

Spring Quarry, designed as a dispersal factory for the Bristol Aircraft Company, was the greatest and during its short life cost the tax payer £20,000,000.

Click on the button below to see Spring Quarry.

Olga Lehmann was commissioned to decorate the canteens in Spring Quarry. Click on the button below to see the murals.

Olga Lehmann's murals




The Underground Factories

Spring Quarry: Power Egg Shop

Power eggs, interchangeable aircraft engines designed to
reduce the time an aircraft was demobilised by engine failure, were
large assemblies which needed plenty of roof clearance.

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