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Friday 5 August 2022

 From: Facebook (RAH)

Taken in the late 18hundreds. 

untitled ...

GeorgeE DEWSNAP. He was a superintendent at the Royal Ordinance Factory in Patricroft, Greater Manchester, England.

After the Shell factory in Woolwich was closed, George had the gates commisioned to be installed at Patricroft.

Following the closure of Patricroft, the gates were reinstalled back at the Woolwich Shell Foundry.

[His grandson is asking for any information on him]

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Proof and Experimental

Workers group photograph

 On back of post card ...

1917.12 Proof and Experimental Staff,

2021.09.22 { (RAH) 2021.09.21 Facebook 

Monday 14 June 2021



Changed name of Blogger to include Woolwich Garrison ( Military Hospitals, St Georges Church, Royal Military Academy, Old Woolwich Dockyard, Repository, ) As well still the Royal Arsenal and suppliers, satellite buildings in and around Woolwich (Plumstead), London area.


Tuesday 5 May 2020

No6 Shop Fuze Branch

Workers group photograph

Left --> Right
back row standing elevated
[1]...; [2]...; [3]...; [4]...;

Left --> Right
3rd row standing
[1]...uniformed; [2]...; [3]...; [4]...; [5]...; [6]...uniformed;

Left --> Right
2nd row seated
[1]...; [2]...; [3]...; [4]...; [5]...;

Left --> Right
in front
[1]..; [2]...;

2020.05.05 Spotted on Facebook {Royal-Arsenal-History

Unknown workers group3

Workers group photograph
1916 WW1

Left --> Right
Back row standing
[1]...; [2]...;

Left --> Right
Front row seated
[1]...; [2]...; [3] Helen CRISP;

2020.05.05 Spotted on Facebook {Greenwich Industrial History

Friday 28 June 2019

BARKER, LilianCharlotte(1874-1955)


Royal Arsenal, May 1918. 
Miss Lilian Barker and a group of women war workers from the 'danger buildings' at Royal Arsenal. Miss Barker is the 'Lady Superintendant'. With women workers in the TNT Department, Quick Firing Cartridge Factory No. 4.

To be an Additional Dame Commander of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:  Miss Lilian Charlotte Barker, C.B.E., J.P. 
For services in connection with the welfare of women and girls {London Gazette 1944.06.08


Saturday 21 April 2018

Map 1920


A viewable map of the Royal Arsenal ...

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