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Lemington, WW1 Munitions Factory
The site of the present Anglo Great Lakes Factory, formed by the horseshoe bend in the river has a rather interesting industrial history. During World War 1 it was known as "Canary Island" due to the existence of a munitions factory using a substance with a bright yellow colouring. For many years after the war local people in the area still had traces of this colouring on their hair and skin.
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