NY3167 : Cinema - Gretna Garden City

taken 4 years ago, near to Gretna, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Cinema - Gretna Garden City
Cinema - Gretna Garden City
The 750 seat cinema opened on 23rd September 1916 for the up to 30000 residents of Gretna and Springfield. The original roof ventilators are particularly industrial.

Latest use was as a Bingo Hall. Regeneration plans consider replacement of part or all of the building with retail or office space suggested.
Gretna Garden City
The township of Gretna was built to accommodate the munition workers at the HM Factory Gretna. In 1915 the mainly female workers were housed in timber dormitory huts known as 'Timbertown' hastily erected by largely Irish builders. The notable planner Raymond Unwin had joined the Local Government Board in December 1914 and from 1915 was seconded to the Ministry of Munitions where he planned the layout for Gretna and Eastriggs. From 1915-1918 a collection of substantial buildings including shops, churches, cinema and housing were constructed that define the city. Open spaces mark the location of some of the avenues of wooden huts.

The factory and all of the properties in Gretna, Eastriggs, Mossband, Longtown and Dornock were offered for sale in 1921 by HM Treasury Suurplus Stores etc Liquidation Department comprising over 600 lots and 300 houses.
NY2566 : H.M. FACTORY, GRETNA - for sale
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 16 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 318 671 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.6706N 3:4.0422W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 318 671
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