Friday, 30 June 2017

Old Photograph Pretoria Road Eastriggs Scotland

Old photograph of houses on Pretoria Road in Eastriggs near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The town of Eastriggs was created as a result of the shell and ammunition crisis of June 1915 which prompted the newly founded Ministry of Munitions to create a new cordite factory. Officially designated H.M. Factory Gretna, the factory was spread over a nine mile site stretching through Gretna to Longtown, Cumbria. This required a huge influx of labour, and 30,000 men and women came from all over the British Commonwealth to serve as construction and factory workers.

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