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Offline becster

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ROF Kirkby - Munitions Factory
« on: Wednesday 20 August 14 12:29 BST (UK) »
My Great-Grandparents worked in the Munitions Factory in Kirkby, according to my grandmother who was left home alone at night while they worked.

That's as much as I know about their service though, can anyone point me to records/information? I haven't been able to find much.

Thanks

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Re: ROF Kirkby - Munitions Factory
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 August 14 19:34 BST (UK) »
Hi becster,
The records are at Knowsley Archives according to this:

http://apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=O142256

Hope you find the info you are looking for.
Best wishes,
Joney

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Re: ROF Kirkby - Munitions Factory
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 December 17 07:47 GMT (UK) »
My father ran group 1 (detonator filling by 2000 girls) at Kirby.
I have a 14 page manuscript describing the start up and his time there.
This was extremely dangerous work and he describes several incidents including unfortunately some fatalities.The girls were very brave and unsung heroes.
I am wondering whether I should publish his account and where.