British civilian munitions workers at Woolwich Arsenal, London, GB, 1916-1918
REEL 1 Recollections of period as munitions workers at Woolwich Arsenal, London, GB, 1916-1918: Butler: obtaining employment at Woolwich Arsenal; precautions taken prior to entering Danger Buildings; effects of chewing cordite; reaction to sight of aftermath of Silvertown Explosion, 19/1/1917; problems with rats; practical joke played on her during Zeppelin Raid; effects of TNT on workers; amusing story of encounter with Lady Superintendent Lilian Barker; question of workers smuggling matches into arsenal; work with cordite bags. Williams: incident of cordite bags being filled incorrectly. Butler: character of Lady Superintendent Lilian Barker; story of taking drunken female colleague home; messages left in shells for troops. Williams: reiteration of cordite bag story, Butler: question of asking for increase in pay. Williams: awareness of Armistice a month prior to occurance.
REEL 2 Continues: Williams: story of obtaining employment at Woolwich Arsenal; memories of Kitty Farmer; air raid warning. Butler: fires at arsenal. Williams: working rota; background to being made an overseer. Butler: how she was reported by her sister. Williams and Butler: singing in factory and character of workers. Williams: workers' attitude towards end of war. Williams and Butler: hours worked.