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Ammunition at Bishopton
« on: Monday 19 October 09 18:18 BST (UK) »
My mother Margaret Sloan worked for most of WW11 at the Bishopton ammunition factory, she never spoke much about it, few fond memories I think. Though when she died in 1978 we found that she had retained her daily rail travel ticket (3rd class) Motherwell to Bishopton, she certainly said what a dreadful daily journey this was.
I knew nothing about this until 1974 (my mum married in 1945 and moved to England where I lived) it came as a shock and surprise to my mum when I moved with my job to Scotland and settled in Bishopton for 2 years, I had never heard of it until I moved. My mum described the perimeter fence, gatehouse and entrance as it was in the war and when we took her to have a look it had not changed in 30 years

What sort of ammunition did they make, I wonder if there any records of people working there. Can anyone help with any information about the factory

Brian




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Re: Ammunition at Bishopton
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 October 09 18:59 BST (UK) »
Google --Secret scotland -- ROF Bishoptown
very informative.
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Re: Ammunition at Bishopton
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 October 09 14:26 BST (UK) »
Thanks Beady.
This web site gives a lot of info, I think my mum was involved with making gun cotton, did not realise so many people worked there.

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Re: Ammunition at Bishopton
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 December 09 16:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Brian my Dad workedin Bishopton and recieved the Imperial Service Medal. I lived in Paisley and when I was in school we heard a couple of massive explosions at different times. Some of those killed were never found. Nitro Glycerine was used there.. Some of the buildings maybe only one or two persons were allowed to work there.
No cigarettes were allowed throuugh the gates, only time smoking was allowed was in the canteen.
Hope this wee bit of info helps. Isabella :)