H. M. Munitions Factory, Pembrey, Archive

Scope and Content

Sale catalogue with plans, 1926.

Administrative / Biographical History

A munitions factory was first set up in Pembrey c. 1881, producing gunpowder and dynamite. It became a Royal Ordnance Factory in 1914, owned by the Government and run by the Nobel Explosives Co., producing TNT. It closed in the 1920s, and put up for sale in 1926, but was re-opened during the Second World War.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mrs E. M. Hughes, Bynea, Llanelli, 1985.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Kidwelly History website (http://www.kidwellyhistory.co.uk/index.htm), viewed 21 October 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the summary is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names