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Lady Munitions Workers International Football Match

 
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:58 pm    Post subject: Lady Munitions Workers International Football Match Reply with quote

Spotted this banner in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who won?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021gh66

"Despite a strong initial showing from the Scottish team, within ten minutes they had conceded an own goal. The English team took the initiative, and by half time the English ladies were up three nil. The final score line was England 4, Scotland 0."

The more things change.....................
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken. I didn't know the Forge was the site of a munitions factory and it made the steel plates and guns for the Hood.

Thanks for such an interesting off-topic post.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam - there's some interesting background on this vast site here:
http://parkheadhistory.com/?page_id=4540
It contains another football related story - that one of the football teams under the Beardmore's umbrella was the works side from motor vehicle manufacturers Arrol Johnston at Dumfries, and in 1919 they merged with two other teams, Dumfries F.C. and 5th Kirkcudbrightshire Rifle Volunteers F.C., and they went on to form Queen of the South F.C.
(I never knew that!)

I do remember travelling by tram into Glasgow down Duke Street from Parkhead Cross and being held up at one of the level crossings used by the factory's internal rail system to move enormous white-hot ingots from one part of the site to the other.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken, that's fascinating reading. Health and Safety wouldn't let that happen now!

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