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The girls who made grenades - The Warmley Grenadiers


Image credit: Reproduced by kind permission of Kingwood Heritage Museum

This is the story of the women who worked in a factory making grenades in Warmley (near Kingswood) during the First World War. They made 10 million hand grenades. This was dangerous and repetitive work which made a substantial contribution to the conflict. To keep their minds occupied they made up little love poems or sayings and put these in the boxes with the grenades to cheer up the boys at the front.

KS 2/3

 National Curriculum Subject Links:

  • History
  • English

The Girls Who Made Grenades – The Warmley Grenadiers – Teachers Information (PDF)
The Girls Who Made Grenades (PP)

Teachers Information:

This Learning Resource Contains:

  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • Accompanying Teacher’s Information and suggestion notes for each slide
  • Activity – Writing poems
  • Other First World War Project Learning Resources
  • Feedback form


Other Free Learning Resources available are:

The Great War – Life in the Trenches – The Alf Flux Kit Bag (Plus a Loans Box)*
School Children in the Great War – Messages and Mufflers
Empire Foods – The War at Sea – (Loans Box)*
The Amy Hill Autograph Book – Cleve Hill Hospital
The Amy Hill Autograph Book – Wounded on the Somme
The Hill and the Flux Family
Home Life during the First World War
The Armistice Day Investigation Quiz

* Booking is essential for the loans boxes by

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