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Swynnerton Roses Remembered

The annual Armistice Day lunch hosted by Landmarc Support Service and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), has been held in honour of the ladies who worked at Swynnerton Training Camp in World War II – fondly named the ‘Swynnerton Roses’ – and family members, along with apprentices that worked there in the 1950s, local residents, ex-employees, and the local police and fire ...

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Swynnerton Roses story in latest Revellers show

Stone Revellers will be bringing a piece of local history to the stage this month with a musical about the Synnerton Roses. Bob Eaton’s critically acclaimed musical play I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire is based on the fascinating story of the Swynnerton Roses, the women of Filling Station Number 5, Munitions Factory, ROF Swynnerton. The war ...

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Hunt for photos of Swynnerton Rose Nellie

Can you help Margaret Smith find photographs and memories of her mother-in-law’s time at Swynnerton ROF (Royal Ordnance Factory) during the Second World War? Margaret now lives in the US and sent this email to A Little Bit of Stone: My mother-in-law Nellie Smith (née Goodwin) worked in the canteen at Swynnerton ROF and met her husband Maurice Smith there ...

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Roses of Swynnerton remembered

A special Armistice Day service was held in Swynnerton on Thursday 11th November for the women who helped to keep Britain fighting during the Second World War. Dubbed the Roses of Swynnerton, they worked at the old Royal Ordnance munitions factory, which was based in the village near Stone. Construction of the factory (officially Filling Station No 5) got under way ...

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