The Workforce of the Royal Gunpowder Mills: 1787-1841

The Workforce of the Royal Gunpowder Mills: 1787-1841

by Derek Armes, Sandra Taylor
     
 

The Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey form a major chapter in the history of explosives in England. Waltham Abbey Powder Mills were among the earliest powder manufactories in the country, and continued existing as an explosives factory for some three hundred years.

This book documents the personnel employed at the Mills during the period from 1787 to 1841. Its

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The Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey form a major chapter in the history of explosives in England. Waltham Abbey Powder Mills were among the earliest powder manufactories in the country, and continued existing as an explosives factory for some three hundred years.

This book documents the personnel employed at the Mills during the period from 1787 to 1841. Its production was initiated by Les Tucker, the Archivist at the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills, and is based on the considerable volume of Personnel Records held in the National Archives and documents within the Archive of the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills. The Waltham Abbey Historical Society generously provided numerous copies of the documents which were employed by the late Raymond Cassidy for his PhD study of the Poor of Waltham Abbey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492365822
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
10/10/2013
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

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