This year’s Open House attracted 150 visitors, mainly due to the line between London and Enfield Lock being closed and buses on diversion from Ordnance Road. However, those that did make it had much more serious interests in the Factory. One visitor, collector of RSAF objects brought along his copies of brochures and his deactivated Enfield revolver as part of the show and tell aspect of the Royal Armouries exhibition. This exhibition focussed on the development of housing along Government Row, on the spit of land between the natural River Lea and the Lee Navigation. The exhibition also explored the social and community life of the Factory. Also on display were the photographs taken by young people as part of Photos with Your Phone!.
As always Ray Tuthill and his volunteers from the Apprentices Association were invaluable in running the day and both staff and Trustees extend their thanks to Ray and his team. This year we are also grateful to Philip Abbott from the Royal Armouries for his work in creating the Royal Armouries Exhibition, but for invigilating it and the Photos with Your Phone!; exhibition as well.