BAE Systems reprieves gun testing site at Ridsdale

  • Description

    "NINETEEN staff at a gun testing site in Ridsdale were given the good news that their jobs were safe, just days before Christmas.....The gun testing site has a long-established history in the village of Ridsdale and munitions test firings had been carried out there since 1870. The gun testing range was previously owned by Victorian industrialist William Armstrong, and was used to proof test large gun barrels from battleships and cruisers which were built by Vickers Armstrong in Elswick, Newcastle. The village pub, which was also owned by Lord Armstrong, bears the name the Gun Inn in recognition of the area’s connection with the arms industry....."
  • Owner

    Hexham Courant
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 4 months ago
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