The photo above is of an unknown worker at SMT's Fountainbridge depot.
Phil Wilson who owns this photograph tells me:
"This photo can be precisely dated to June 1914, from
the calendar on the wall at the back, by C. W. Burton Griffiths, the
engineering Co. taken over by the Birmingham Small Arms Co. in 1918.
I'm told by members of the 'Save New Street Group' that at
this time the works would have been producing parts for arms in
preparation for the 1914-18 War. There's a lot of nice metal bits
I have another of my grandfather taken in the same
place on the same day."