Books about the history of the Royal Gunpowder Mills written by Archive Volunteers.

Book List


Royal Gunpowder Mills Waltham Abbey - An Illustrated Tour

Text by Mireille Galinou and Robert Taylor
Publication supported by Waltham AbbeyTown Council
Softcover: 6"x9", 32 pages, 64+ images
Book: £3.50 / eBook: £3.00
The tour concentrates on the areas concerned with gunpowder and cordite manufacture. Other chemical explosives, nitroglycerine, guncotton and tetryl were manufactured in the northern part of the site which is now the nature reserve. Audio commentary to accompany the tour is available here....

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The Listed Buildings and Other Principal Structures at the Royal Gunpowder Mills Waltham Abbey

Author: Les Tucker
ISBN: 9781493561254
Softcover: 6"x9", 206 pages, 166 images
Book: £7.99 / eBook: £5.99
Describes many of the buildings visitors will see and their functions, from gunpowder production to rocket propellants.

 

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The Waterways of the Royal Gunpowder Mills (Second Edition)

Author: Richard Thomas
ISBN: 9781492312314
Softcover: 6"x9", 52 pages, 28 images
Book: £4.99 / eBook: £2.99
Describes the waterways of the Royal Gunpowder Mills, which are a unique three level industrial canal system, originally extending to ten miles.

 

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The Explosions at the Royal Gunpowder Mills (Second Edition)

Author: Richard Thomas
ISBN: 9781492324676
Softcover: 6"x9", 82 pages, 33 images
Book: £4.99 / eBook: £2.99
Making explosives is a dangerous business. This is the record of those accidents in which people lost their lives either in explosions or in the waterways which provided much of the early driving force for the Mills.

 

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The Workforce of the Royal Gunpowder Mills: 1787 - 1841

Authors: Derek Armes & Sandra Taylor
ISBN: 9781492365822
Softcover: 6"x9", 484 pages
Book: £12.50 / eBook: £10.50
This book documents the personnel employed at the Mills during the period from 1787 to 1841. The definitive resource for genealogical research.

 

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Workforce Worthies of the Royal Gunpowder Mills

Authors: Derek Armes & Sandra Taylor
ISBN: 9781492367482
Softcover: 6 x 9 in, 106 pages, 15 images
Book: £5.99 / eBook: £3.99
This book documents the lives of some of the more colourful personnel employed at the Mills during the period from 1787 to 1841.

 

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Military Superintendents of the Royal Gunpowder Mills (Second Edition)

Author: Peter Blake
ISBN: 9781492324690
Softcover: 6"x9", 70 pages, 27 images
Book: £4.99 / eBook: £2.99
These are the personal histories of some of the men who had charge of the Mills. They saw the Mills through many changes as steam replaced water power and cordite replaced gunpowder.

 

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