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Re: Marchwiel Munitions Factory
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 06 February 11 11:24 GMT (UK) »
http://museum.wrexham.gov.uk/Dserve/index.htm

 You can search the cataloge of Wrexham museum, there are a few items that might be of use.
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Re: Marchwiel Munitions Factory
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 23 July 11 16:26 BST (UK) »
Brickworks cottages Bangor Road Marchwiel.

I wondered if any of you knew whether brickwork cottages are still there or have they been demolished?

My great great great grandparents lived there.

Thanks in anticipation of your help.
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Re: Marchwiel Munitions Factory
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 23 July 11 22:24 BST (UK) »
Hello

There are Brickyard Cottages there - postcode LL13 0SF

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Morgan

Modified - to correct postcode!

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Re: Marchwiel Munitions Factory
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 23 July 11 22:35 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for your quick reply.

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Re: Marchwiel Munitions Factory
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 23 July 11 23:02 BST (UK) »
Hello

There are Brickyard Cottages there - postcode SA13 0SF

Kind Regards
Morgan

Are you sure that is the correct post code?    That post code is Neath Port Talbot.

This thread is about Denbighshire or Wrexham, isnt it?
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Re: Marchwiel Munitions Factory
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 23 July 11 23:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks Scouseboy! Looking at more than one map at the same time  ::)

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Re: Marchwiel Munitions Factory
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 15 November 18 11:18 GMT (UK) »
My mother worked at Marchwiel for a short while in 1942/3 before she married. She lived in Gobowen until she married Dad and moved to Oswestry.

I understand that the newspapers would advertise for workers and I believe she and two friends applied and worked there together.

She would take the train from Gobowen to Wrexham, working 12 hour shifts working with the gun cotton and using the capstan machines.

She told the story that when she was returning from a night shift my Dad would collect her from the station to ride on the crossbar of his bike and take her home.
Obviously it was during the blackout so there were no street lights or house lights showing.

She said there was a good camaraderie between all the girls who worked there. Most of them smoked cigarettes, outside the factory of course to take away the smell of the cordite. Their hair had to be tied up and covered, as all of them had long hair (which might get caught in the machinery), using no hair grips - anything that might cause a spark, fire or explosion. They weren't allowed to wear any rings or ear rings either.

I wish I had asked her more when she was alive as most people do.