Newport Gun Girls

Newport Gun Girls is an immersive history and digital media programme from Winding Snake Productions.

Newport Gun Girls

Produced By:
Amy Morris
Directed By:
Lauren Orme
Animated By:
Lauren Orme,
James Nutting,
Llinos Turner
Music By:
Tic Ashfield, Harry Orme

Year: 2016

With support from
National Lottery Heritage Fund

Film Synopsis

Throughout 2016, the team with Newport East Rainbows, Brownies, Girl Guides and Rangers investigated what life was like for women workers based at Newport's Royal Ordnance Factory 11 during the Second World War.

Between 1941 and 1945 women from across Wales were recruited by the Ministry of Labour and National Service to work as part of the wartime munitions labour force.  

Working with Newport Museum, the People's Collection, First Campus and the University of South Wales, Professor Deirdre Beddoe, electrical engineer Melanie Osborne and writer Nigel Crowle, the creative practitioners at Winding Snake Productions delivered a series of workshops that explored the lives of the munitions workers.  Using the voices of the women that worked at ROF 11 we have produced a new animated short which will be coming soon to this site.

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