Thursday, 2 October 2014

Cornwall in the First World War

During this month, each weekday I'm posting a photograph showing Cornwall's First World War.

Here's an image from 1915 showing a workshop at J & F Pool Ltd. During the war, the Hayle metalworking concern turned to making munitions, many of their workers female.

These ladies are working in the turning shop, producing bomb cases and fuses. The finished items are stored in wooden boxes ready for shipment. On the rear wall is a pre-war sign reading: 'J & F Pool Ltd, Art Metal Workers'.

The image is by courtesy of John Bennett.

My book, 'Cornwall In The First World War', is published by Truran. With 112 pages and 100 images, you'll find it in bookshops across the Duchy. It's also available through Amazon: 

No comments: