Lord Armstrong


Our group, JETAMS, decided to look into the life of Lord Armstrong, with specific focus on his armaments production.

Armstrong,  William George, Baron Armstrong  (1810–1900), was a Newcastle-born industrialist, armament producer and philanthropist. Notable amongst his numerous achievements are the invention of an hydraulic crane, the building of the Swing Bridge on the Newcastle-Gateshead quayside, numerous philanthropic endeavours and a huge armourments factory in Elswick, producing munitions, weapons and ships which were sold thought the world. It is this area of Armstrong’s life that we chose to study in further detail.Image: © National Portrait Gallery