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The tale of Sir Arthur Conan doyle, the devils porridge and female suffrage.
In the Autumn of 1915 the First World War had entered it's second year of bloody carnage along the stalemate
lines of the Western Front. Great Britain, unprepared for a sustained war of attrition, was running out of munitions.
In the hour of crisis so cometh the man and that man was David Lloyd George, appointed minister of munitions. With incredible
energy, ingenuity and political guile Lloyd George set about reforming Britains war production. Plans were drawn up to build a mega factory, dwarfing any munitions plant anywhere in Britain. The Solway Firth, as far from German planes and Zeppelins as it gets,
isolated, empty but with good communications by sea and rail was chosen as the site
The result was a plant measuring 9 miles long by two miles wide. 30,000 workers had to be brought in and housed, resulting in two whole new townships being built,
Gretna and Eastriggs.