Gretna Garden City :: Shared Description

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
by John M

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NY3167 : Former Post Office - Gretna Garden City by John M
NY3167 : Cinema - Gretna Garden City by John M
NY3167 : Central Avenue Shops - Gretna Garden City by John M
NY3167 : The Institute (Richard Greenhow Centre) - Gretna Garden City by John M
NY3167 : Gordon House Hostel - Gretna Garden City by John M
NY3167 : The Institute (Richard Greenhow Centre) - Gretna Garden City by John M
NY3167 : Central Avenue Shops (S) - Gretna Garden City by John M
NY3167 : Former police barracks - Gretna Garden City by John M


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Created: Sun, 16 Aug 2015, Updated: Sun, 26 Feb 2017

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