DMC (CAD) Longtown
In the 1930’s, with the increasing likelihood of an impending war with Germany, Britain finally began to re-arm herself. As part of this process, new Central Ammunition Depots were required to keep all of the bombs and bullets safe and away from possible attack.
Longtown was chosen as the site for the most northern of these stores, with Nesscliffe in Shropshire and Monkton Farleigh in Wiltshire covering the midlands and south. The site at Longtown was ideal as it had been part of HM factory Gretna during the First World War producing cordite (The Devil’s Porridge Museum tells you the story of this amazing area).