We are grateful to the Cranfield University Library that is located within the military college at Shrivenham, for photographs of the activities at the Woolwich Arsenal Workshops that trained apprentices in the art of gun making. The technical science side of the college moved to Shrivenham in 1946 onto the site of a military camp that was within the grounds of Beckett Park.
You can see also photographs of a Prisoner of War Camp that was located there during the War of 1939-45 by going to N1007 in this catalogue.
We are always on the look-out for more information about Shrivenham and district. If you have old photos, know of historical facts, old documents (especially deeds) please contact us...
If you would like to view any item please visit the centre on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10 am - 12 noon. We can also open outside of these hours with prior arrangement.