AST Hamble (& Exeter)
Webb, p. 176. Subcontractor. Whole aircraft repair. Spitfire Way, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton. SO31 4RT
Auto Metalcraft Ltd.
“Sheet metal workers and cellulose finishers (specialists in reconstruction of motor vehicles after accidental damage & aircraft accessories manufacturers).” Subcontractor. (Appendix III). 30 gallon jettison fuel tanks and tropical air cleaners. Emsworth Trading Estate, Emsworth Road, Southampton. SO15 3LX
Compton Engineering Works
Engineers. Details, possibly propeller foundry as it was post-war. Possible light screen removed from doorway. Southampton Power Propeller Co., now DT Autoservices, 81, Commercial Road, Totton, Southampton. SO40 3AF
The Container Box & Printing Co.
30 gallon jettison fuel tanks. Premises accessed via old entrance to BAT between 90 and 92, Regents Park Road, Southampton? SO15 8PD
Factory next to Southampton Municipal Airport, Eastleigh. Seafire oil tanks. Buildings became Ford Transit Works.
Image of factory downloaded from Facebook. Aerial view courtesy of the Daily Echo.
Shop blinds and tent maker. 149, Payne’s Road, Freemantle, Southampton. Engine and hub covers. Now Winsor House, flats, 149, Paynes Rd, Southampton. SO15 3SQ
J C Dyas advertisement from Kellys Directory 1970. Entry for J C Dyas in pre war Kellys Directory
Aircraft manufacturers. Ribs, stern fuselage. (Made 15,000 rear portions out of the 22,000 constructed for the Spitfire.) Hamble Aerostructures, Kings Ave, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton. SO31 4NF
Follands interior and Advertisement. Image owners unknown.
Foster Wikner Aircraft Co. Ltd.
Southampton Municipal Air Port, Southampton Road, Eastleigh. Plastic details. Mountpark, Wide Lane, Southampton. SO18 2NQ
Foster Wikner Aircraft Co Ltd entry in Kellys Directory 1939. Advertisement 1937. Image owners unknown.
Bottom left: Kelly’s Directory 1946 – Old Redbridge Road, Southampton: Top left: Govt Training Centre off Old Redbridge Rd, Southampton OS 1942: Right: Kelly’s Directory 1960 – Old Redbridge Road, Southampton
Heating engineers. Rib brace fittings, oil pipes. Demolished. 5, Salisbury Street, Southampton. SO15 2EJ
Hampshire Car Bodies.
Motor body builders. 62, Commercial Road, Totton. Machining and assembly. Totton Retail Park, 62-96 Commercial Road, Totton, Southampton. SO40 3AG
Hampshire Ignition Ltd.
(“…assembly or repair work on mechanical or electrical units such as magnetos, petrol pumps, dynamos.” Grace’s Guide.) Machined details. 9, Cheesehill (Chesil) Street, Winchester (next door to requisitioned Chisnell’s Garage). SO23 0HX
Hardwicke’s Garage, Totton.
Self-sealing of fuel tanks, engine covers for the “Walrus” flying boat. Corner of A35, Hunters Hill, and Whartons Lane, Ashurst, Southampton. SO40 7EG