Re: The Bomb Factory
Posted by Barry Cram on February 10, 2019, 4:37 pm, in reply to "The Bomb Factory"
Hello Norman, |
Here’s a post I did in November last year:
My mother, Lilian Gibson, worked at this bomb factory - her father, Samuel Gibson, worked there too, and was a local air-raid Warden. I think the mystery girl from your photograph (on the right) is my mother.
Photograph courtesy Colin McFadyen.
ADAIR WAY: Built on land previously occupied by the Slag Heap: A hill formed by the slag from the Palmer Blast furnaces.
The former industrial site is to be transformed into a new housing estate with 335 homes, which will be known as Bedewell Court. The majority of the new development, which will also contain some social housing, will be served by a single vehicle access road from Adair Way, with limited direct access to homes from Red House Road and Cambridge
Bedewell Industrial Park: Built during WWII, by the Ministry of Supply and Aircraft Production, to build bombs, and known as the ‘Bomb Factory’; many locals were employed there.
After the war, in 1946, the building was taken over by the Peterborough Company, Baker Perkins - metal fabricators, who started the Hebburn site off making aircraft parts, and also factory machinery, like laundry presses and ovens. The factory closed in 1999, and was made into separate units in 2004.
Jarrow Tube Works: Opened about 1938, to make metal tubes. It closed about 1975.
Named after: The Fighting Adairs achievements during WWI.