Caroline Kiev - Feb '08
I am so glad to see this site! I was 3 or 4 years
old during the second world war and remembered collecting
milkweed for parachutes and could not remember if it
was my imagination or if we really did collect for
parachute making. I lived in Abilene, Kansas
G Wennlund - February
Milkweed was collected in the midwest section
of the United states for making parachutes. Do you know
how the milkweed was used?
N. Devlin - April 04:
My family owned a small webbing manufacturing business
at Cookstown during WWII. It was going 24 hours per
day making parachute webbing. Can anyone give me info
on where parachutes were made in Northern Ireland?
Jim McIlmurray - April
Parachutes were made in the York Street factory in Union Street, Lurgan.
The factory moved there after it was destroyed in Belfast.
yvonne armstrong - feb 08
my old aunt worked in Littlewoods factory in Carrickfergus
(it was the first parachute outside the mainland) and
I have a book showing pictures on the very many different
jobs that were carried out in their factories throughout
GB including munitions , parachutes, barrage balloons.