Royal Small Arms Factory Roll of Honour Exhibition
Exhibition dates: 25th September – 4th November 2018
FREE, 1st floor of the Dugdale Centre
On Tuesday 25 September a small free exhibition commemorating the work of the men and women who worked at the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) at Enfield during the First World War will be unveiled at The Museum of Enfield in the Dugdale Centre, Enfield.
At its peak the RSAF employed over 9,500 workers and made over 2 million rifles for British and Commonwealth forces during the conflict. It also manufactured and repaired bayonets, swords, lances and even some machine guns. But unfortunately very little information has survived about the men and women who worked at the factory.
The organisers hope that the exhibition will encourage members of the public, including former members of staff of the RSAF, to come forward to help fill gaps in the historical record. Two family history events will be organised where people can come along and find out more about the project, and bring any memorabilia relating to the RSAF which they would be willing to have recorded.
The exhibition is part of a larger project to commemorate the work of the RSAF during the two world wars. It is funded by the National Lottery through a £9,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the RSA Trust. Partners include the Royal Armouries Museum, Enfield Local Studies and Archives, the Museum of Enfield, the RSAF Apprentices Association and the RSA Trust.
For more information on the project, please click here
This exhibition is FREE to visit.