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Workers Poem’s

By February 19th, 2021No Comments

Lots of wonderful poems were written by munitions workers at HM Factory Gretna such as this one about one of the hostels. Each hostel was named after someone famous (such as Mary Queen of Scots, Walter Scott or in this case, Clive of India).


This photo shows some of the workers in the dining room of one of the hostels.


Many workers wrote poems to share their experiences of working in the factory and what living in the hostels was like. If you would like to see the many poems written by people who worked at the factory then you may be intersted in our Munitions Workers Poems booklet which is for sale in the Museums online shop and is linked below.


Munition Workers’ Poems – Devils Porridge Museum

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