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Started by: kathpressey (4878)  Report abuse
Just finding out that my auntie worked here at Shevington during the war. she put explosives into bullets and bomb cases. Apparently the girls who worked there had their hair turn yellow. Does anyone know about this place?

Posted by: kathpressey (4878)  Report abuse
Found a film on youtube "Roborite Woods /Gathurst and pictures on google images too. Apparently this place made explosives for the pits

Posted by: dannyboy1948 (244) Report abuse
Kath, my Auntie Bessie(Elizabeth Tripp) also worked there during the war and after. She said that it was a pretty awful job. I remember Xmas parties there as a child along with my friend Billy Lyon.

Posted by: Bradshaws Girl (62) Report abuse
My grandad Robert Bradshaw worked there but not sure when.
He was from Kitt Green.

Posted by: kathpressey (4878)  Report abuse
If you look on google images there are photos of the xmas parties and some of the staff

Posted by: Tashie (12) Report abuse
i lived at appley bridge during the war my mother also worked at the robrite
the scaery part though was when lord haw haw used to broadcast on the radio that they where going to bomb it on there way to liverpool

Posted by: kathpressey (4878)  Report abuse
Tashie, it would have been a prime targetI suppose as they were working to help our pilots. Scary times for families who worked there or lived close by


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