Johnstone History Museum
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The Gallery » Photo Essay: Georgetown WWI Munitions
The River Gryfe
River Gryfe before development.
General management occurred here.
Meetings, churches, assemblies, theater and more.
Duke of Connaught and other dignitaries inspect the facilities.
Down to Business
Many female workers at the plant led to improvement of working conditions and hygiene there and at other industries.
Agnes Borthwick, Works Manager
Agnes Borthwick's rise to management foretold changes in business organization that would occur later in the century.
Factory workers sponsored this biplane, collecting £2500 for its purchase.
Let Us Experiment!
Research and development center at Georgetown.
Food for Thought
Up to 70,000 meals per week could be served in the factory's cafeteria.
Home, Sweet Home
These houses served factory workers and later other residents for over 50 years.