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Temco Die Cutting Room in World War II.

image: 2 photos of the Forest connected with World War II

Terry wrote (Mar 2007)
Top Photo:
"Female workers in the Die Cutting Room at Temco during World War II. This small factory was on the opposite side of the road to the Lydbrook Cable Works. It was opened by Smith who had originally built the Cable Works. They would produce fine stainless steel wire to be used as heating elements for airman's flying suits. They also produced trip wires for booby traps. Shortly after the war the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company took over the factory, still producing wire. One of their more noticeable achievements was that they made the first submarine cable to cross the Atlantic ocean between England and America"
Bottom Photo:
"This old American gas decontamination building was situated half way down Spruce Ride (near Speech House). I took this photo in May 1985. Sadly, shortly after the photo was taken, the building was demolished. The purpose of this building was to enable the troops working with the poison gas being stored in the area to clean off and shower".

Thanks also to Michael Stephens who added (July 2007): "The lady in the light dress in the foreground is Miss Eva Bruton (now married to Harold Stephens)".

Angela Eke added (January 2010): "Betty Hussey my mother is the lady in the left-hand side of photo. She married my father Jim Coulson in 1955. Both in there 80s and keeping well".


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