I had never heard of it, I see from a Google search several messages in
various places from yourself but there is one independent of you so you are
not imagining it!
The Victualling Depot at Grangemouth and the Naval Gun Factory at
Westhoughton have been closed; the Naval Yard at Invergordon, the Torpedo
Depot at Harwich, the Mining Depots at Immingham and Lyness, and the Naval
Ammunition Factory at Alexandria, are in process of closing. Commercial
premises at Grangemouth which had been requisitioned for the purposes of a
mining depot have been surrendered.
To be Officers of the said Most Excellent Order:
Harry Allden, Esq. Officer-in-Charge, Royal Naval Gun Factory, West
Have you been in contact with the Museum of Naval Firepower at Gosport?
I have found adverts for sale of tools etc for several military sites after
WWI but can't see this one though can't get at the Grauniad archive at the
From: lancsgen-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
On Behalf Of Pamela Clarke
Sent: 28 September 2013 21:38
Subject: [LAN] ROYAL NAVAL GUN FACTORY WESTHOUGHTON
I am beginning to wonder if I have been dreaming, but I have searched the
web for more information about the Gun Works in Westhoughton, and I am
running out of ideas.
The Admiralty even subscribed to building houses to accommodate the workers,
it is still known as the Admiralty estate and one of the roads is called
I have a photograph of a gun displayed in Westhoughton, and there is a
notice propped against the gun saying the 4th naval gun to be made in
The site of the works is James Street, off Church Street, now an industrial
Shrouded in mystery (or is it a dream?)