Wednesday 11 December 2013

Lemington Bond Munitions Works

During World War one a munitions  factory was located on Lemington Point. Originally the point was an island in the Tyne, however to prevent silting one part of the river bend was filled in and the Lemington Gut was formed. This provided deeper water for the staithes at the end of the Wylam Wagonway.
The  Lemington Bond Munitions Works was names by locals Canary Island because the cordite used turned workers’ skin yellow.
Lemington Bond Munitions Works
Lemington Canary Girls

The land in Lemington Gut was reclaimed after the Second World War and the site is now used as an industrial estate.
Lemington Munitions Works - then and now