Moorside: A Wartime Miracle
By Gordon L Routledge
Dedicated to Richard Brodie, Chairman of The Devil’s Porridge Museum
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, when visiting as a war correspondent called Gretna and Eastriggs: ‘The Miracle Towns.’ In his newspaper article, for reasons of security, he referred to H.M. Factory Gretna as ‘Moorside,’ hence the title of this book. For a factory of this magnitude to be producing Cordite within a year of its inception was indeed a miracle in itself and by reaching its maximum output of 800 tons per week by 1917 surpassed all expectations.
224 pages with black and white illustrations throughout.
Includes a chapter on The Devil’s Porridge Museum