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Tuesday, 8 December 2015


WW1 uniform

Claimed to be taken within the Woolwich Arsenal.

Unknown by unknown to post card.

uploaded onto flickr by =======


Monday, 7 December 2015

SMITH, Annie Lilian(1894-1974)


SMITH, AnnieLilian
Born: 17 Jan 1894 Ashford, Kent, England
Died: 1974
Parents: EstherFrances DOWN(1871-1950) and George ROE(1870-1944)
[George Roe changed his name to Smith, his mother’s maiden name, pre 1901census]

Notice reads …
36A Cap and Deicites (perhaps detonators?)
Woolwich Arsenal Danger Buildings

Photograph Credit: Victor Nutt
(copied without permission)

Ann SMITH back row far left ?

others unknown ...

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2015-12-08 dates etc unchecked

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Kynoch, Essex


Kynoch (Coryton Refinery) site in Corringham.

Female workers at the Kynoch explosives factory.

The factory was critical to the production of explosives during the First World War, so much so, a small town along with its own railway line were developed nearby.

Only black and white photographs remain of the original uniforms so the volunteer dressmaker would need to improvise with fabrics and design with a small budget. If you think you can help, please contact Diane Lee on …

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Historic England report on WW1 buildings in UK

Report number: 76/2015

First World War National Factories: An Archaeological, Architectural and Historical review

see for info page ...

download report follow link on info page or ...|First World War National Factories: An Archaeological, Architectural and Historical review


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Fuse Shop



Friday, 18 September 2015

Light Machine Shop

Light Machine Shop

postcard date?

ref: reproduced on ...

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Manchester, England

The need to expand the manufacture from the Arsenal to other parts of the UK.

David Lloyd George was tasked with solving the munitions shortage


 At Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester, looking at how the city's manufacturers supplied munitions during World War One.