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The Black Powder Ordnance, A Conference on Safe Use 2019 will be held at Hindlip Hall, West Mercia Police HQ near Worcester on 23rd February. Satnav WR3 8TA For a MAP, do look at £23.00 including buffet lunch. You may book or pay (& use Paypal) via .  Or on 01884 277464

Running Order

10 am Registration

1030 Welcome – Police Host – Lifeboat talk – Hello from Roger Emmerson

1045 Drakes – the Science behind their performance Melanie & James Amrstrong

1130 The HSE Guidance – progress so far Ian McDonald Watson &

1200 A Prospective Range for firing Ordnance Live in the UK – Nathaniel Bond

1230 lunch

1330 A Review of Current Legislation – Tim Rose

1430 The Mary Rose Ordnance – Nick Hall and Alex Hildred

1530 Saltpetre – Geoffrey Smith

1630 A Future for Ordcon ? Roger Emmerson

Date of Next Ordcon and Close



Naval Dockyards Society


Facebook: Naval Dockyards Society


Saturday 30 March 2019

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich



Dockyards and Naval Bases in North America, the Atlantic and the Caribbean


The booking form for this conference is below:-


Booking form for ‘WE STAND GUARD FOR THEE’ conference 30th March 2019



As people may know, the FIREPOWER museum at Woolwich closed in 2016 and the contents of the museum have been stored in a number of military establishments in and around Larkhill, while the site and building of the new museum is decided.
The archives have also been moved to Larkhill itself and are available for limited research; see the ‘enquiries’ page on the web-site at: –
The library now needs some volunteers to help with some of these enquiries and the following request has been received: –
The Archive of the Royal Artillery Museum is looking for volunteers to help in answering the large number of enquiries we receive. We get quite a variety – a lot of family history enquiries of course, but also e-mails and letters from academics, current and former Gunners, re-enactors, historical gun enthusiasts and others.

You are not expected to know all the sources – full training is provided! However, you would need to be within easy reach of Larkhill.

If you would like more details, please get in touch with me and I will send you further information. Do also forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Best wishes,

Siân Mogridge


Royal Artillery Museum

Building 402

Wilson Road