WW1 Munitions Factory Newport - Detail


Photo reference number: 1561

Photo courtesy of Newport Museum and Art Gallery Collections.

Written on the reverse:
"1915 ANSWERING THE CALL! FROM THE LLOYD GEORGE APPEAL RECORD OUT-PUT 130 60LB SHELLS IN SEVEN HOURS. BILL DADE ON RIGHT, MRS GUTHRIDGE (*difficult to read accurately) OPERATE PRESS DIA REECE SWANSEA JAKE, FURNACE - MAN BOY - REC...... (*difficult to read) GOV - INSPECTOR"

The 1911 Census records a Mr William Charles Dade as a lodger living in Caldicot and working on the GWR as an engine cleaner.

This could be the Mannesmann Works... If you can add any information about the photo or Newport's Munitions Factories please contact us via the link below.

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