EPW000941 ENGLAND (1920). Factory near Stratton-St-Margaret, Stratton-St-Margaret, 1920

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Title [EPW000941] Factory near Stratton-St-Margaret, Stratton-St-Margaret, 1920
Reference EPW000941
Date May-1920
Link
Place name STRATTON-ST-MARGARET
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 416447, 186373
Longitude / Latitude -1.7626396852294, 51.575507775583
National Grid Reference SU164864

Pins


NottmJas
Thursday 17th of June 2021 12:39:10 PM
Stratton Station, Swindon & Highworth Light Railway.

gBr
Saturday 13th of December 2014 10:10:34 PM
Roof missing here

MB
Saturday 22nd of September 2012 04:35:54 PM
Possible ground frame controlling entry to sidings

MB
Saturday 22nd of September 2012 04:34:42 PM

User Comment Contributions

This is the First World War 'powder works', which is now part of Kembrey Park/Elgin Industrial Estate. The two tall chimneys in the picture were taken down in the Second World War because it was thought they would be an aid to navigation for enemy bombers. Towards the back of the picture is the 'Bunky Bridge' over the old Swindon/Highworth branch line. The bridge was demolished c1970, soon after the line became disused. The area to the right of the line is now a huge BMW factory, turning out panels for Minis.

Graham Carter
Saturday 13th of December 2014 10:19:18 PM
Opened in October 1917 to produce ammonium nitrate.

Lynda Tubbs
Tuesday 11th of February 2014 12:59:00 PM
Interesting to hear someone else refer to the Bunky Bridge. Only thing is, we used the name to refer to the footbridge over the GW main line a little to the south of here, linking Bridge End Road to Shrivenham Road.

The Post Office used one of the buildings in the complex for sorting & handling Xmas mail. I was based there as a Christmas Casual in 1970 & 71.

gBr
Saturday 13th of December 2014 10:19:18 PM
Stratton Powder Factory. HMEF. Manufacturing ammonium nitrate.

Lynda Tubbs
Tuesday 11th of February 2014 01:40:02 PM