TEXT: Around 4 months ago, she had a vivid dream about the building. She had never been inside, but she had imagined the interior in great detail. Walking past the multi-story, at 11:35pm, she remembered her slumber wander. The tired machinery. The wide corridors. The heavy low lighting. She looked at the door for a moment, and wondered how many of her dream memories were reality. They had certainly been authentic during sleep, and at this moment, they were all she knew.

Ordnance Works


Ordnance Works, Coventry

Thousands of workers under one roof, cold light. Fuses. Components. Shells. Sockets. Wires. Out into the late autumn low sun. Sandwiches by the canal. Guns go out on the factory tracks. Shift changes, off to the local, then a walk home.

The main workshop at the Coventry Ordnance works was claimed to cover a greater area under its single (110 feet to the apex) roof than any other factory in the country.