Saturday, 8 December 2007

Support Firepower’s Brick By Brick Appeal

Firepower – The Royal Artillery Museum is offering you a fantastic opportunity to be part of the heritage at their famous site in Woolwich. Bricks have been laid in front of the sculpture of ‘No Mans Land’ (1919-1920) produced by Charles Sargeant Jagger. The spectacular piece is situated in the foyer of the museum occupying an area honoured by Her Majesty The Queen at the opening of Firepower in 2001 and you can sponsor one.

You can sponsor a brick by having your name or the name of a loved one engraved on a brick to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or in memory of a family member, friend or colleague. Your sponsorship will include an engraved brick, a certificate of sponsorship suitable for framing and one free entry to the museum.

There are two sizes on offer a single paver which is the size of a regular house brick has two lines of fifteen characters (spacing and punctuation count as a character) black lettering is £50 and gold lettering in £85 per brick. The second size on offer is a double paver and the size of two regular house bricks on which you can fit four lines of fifteen characters. Black lettering on this one is £95 and gold lettering is £165. All of these prices are inclusive of purchasing the brick, engraving, delivery and installation.

For information about getting a sponsored brick please contact Tracey Ridgwell at Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, SE18 6ST. Alternatively you can email

Tuesday, 4 December 2007


To mark the 2007 moving of the Royal Artillery’s home from Woolwich to Wiltshire, Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum has produced a handsome collection of commemorative crystal and china items to mark the move. All of these classic items feature a representation of a section the magnificent and famous Georgian fa├žade of the historic Royal Artillery Barracks Woolwich. The commemorative items include crystal decanters, tankards, chalices and whiskey tumblers as well as fine bone china mugs and limited edition plates.

“The Royal Regiment of Artillery had been based at Woolwich since 1716, so this year’s move was most significant” says Eileen Noon, The Museum’s Chief Operating Officer “Our exclusive commemorative merchandise marks the handing on of the Regiment’s 291-year association with Woolwich to the Museum. We have already sold items to local residents, former gunners and historians who were keen to mark the event. Also when you buy these items from The Museum, your purchase is making a direct contribution to the conservation and preservation of Royal Artillery and Woolwich history.”

These items are only available from the Museum in person, online at or by phone on 0208 312 7134. Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, SE18 6ST.

For more information about this release or photographs of Firepower please call Frank Crosby on 01638 724157 or email