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War & Decline

The Home Front (civil defence & rationing)

Ministry of Supply Dalbeattie Factory Social Evening Programme

Period:
20th Century
Description:
The ICI factory in Dumfries manufactured acids and gun cotton for processing at Powfoot and Dalbeattie.  In total 37,500 tons of guncotton were despatched from these factories during the war years.  More than half of the 1,700 workforce were women.  All three factories closed after the war.
Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Digital Number:
DMDO045a-c
Creation Date:
15-Mar-45
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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