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St Barbara’s Day Event – Woolwich Saturday 2 December 2017.


All members of the Ordnance Society are invited to attend the following event –

A Friends of the Royal Artillery Collections joint event with the Friends of Greenwich Heritage Trust is to take place at the ‘Royal Regiment of Artillery in Woolwich’ gallery of the Greenwich Heritage Centre within the old Woolwich Arsenal on Saturday 2 December 2017. The Heritage Centre is opposite the site of the former Firepower Museum.

Event Programme –

12.30 – 13.00     Arrival of guests – greeted with refreshments.

Viewing of ‘The Royal Regiment of Artillery in Woolwich’ Gallery

13.00                    Presentation – St Barbara and significant Gunner Events in December

13.30                    Two tours available for participants –    “The Gunners in Woolwich” (Bus and Walk) OR

                              “The Arsenal” (Walking)

15.00                    Gather in the Foyer/ Gallery – refreshments

Viewing of the Gallery

16.00                    Close

Participants can also attend the ‘Winter Warmer’ local family event which starts at 16.00 adjacent to the Heritage Centre.

The Woolwich Tour is based on Brigadier Ken Timbers’ wonderful script and will give an in depth insight into the years that the Royal Regiment spent at Woolwich. The Arsenal Tour is a new undertaking devised by the Friends of the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, it is hoped that the interior of the Royal Brass Foundry can be visited as part of this tour.

All members of the Ordnance Society are welcome to attend this free St Barbara’s Day event. It would assist catering and transport arrangements if you could advise your attendance numbers and preferred tour participation, to Rick Hatton, Membership Secretary Friends of the Royal Artillery Collections – as soon as possible.



October 14

A conference for all users of black powder

Shooters, Re-enactors, Pyrotechnitians and Students

The program is not yet complete but will include

Serpentine powder in early ordnance

Import and export for overseas events

UK transport of firearms


HSE guidance for BP users

Further contributions are invited

Venue : Hindlip Hall Worcester WR3 8SP

£20 including lunch

Details and bookings Roger Emerson: