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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

No 17 Shop


Photograph of No. 17 Shop in file Bertha SAGE is in the second row from the front, fourth from the left.

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Where and When

unknown photographs (cont'd)

Unknown in WW 1 period uniformed.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The High Explosive Research Department


1912 formed from The Research Department

Location: Woolwich Arsenal
Where and what buildings ?

Research Department


1908 The Chemical Research Department is renamed Research Department.

Location: Woolwich Arsenal
Where and which buildings ?

The Chemical Research Department


1907 The Chemical Research Department formed.

Location: Woolwich Arsenal
Where and what buildings ?

1907.02.11 explosion Chemical Research Department and magazine destroyed. 

any information welcomed

Signals Experimental Establishment


formed in 1916
Signals Experimental Establishment (SEE)

Location: Woolwich Common

Royal Engineers experimenting with radio moved into Woolwich at out break of WW 1.

any information welcomed up to 1922.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

“She Works At The Arsenal Now”

WW 1.
Sheet music “She Works At The Arsenal Now”

Sung by the Woolwich Singers at the Greenwich Heritage Centre celebrate its tenth anniversary this year.

It’s a music hall romance by Robert DONNELLY; about a woman called Florrie who gets a job at the Arsenal while her beau and his chums are off at war.

 “My Florrie, she writes and says don’t worry, I work at Woolwich Arsenal now. Give my message to your chums, Girls are working ‘midst the shells and guns. Although ’tis tiring as you’re requiring Ammunition for the fighting line, We’ll do our share for you out there, For the sake of Auld Lang Syne.”