School Resource Packs: Cork 1912-1918

Resource Pack 8: 1917 Ford Factory

11 Cork City & County Archives: Through War and Rebellion: Cork 1912-1918

Quick Quiz: In the motto on page one what does the motto Statio Bene Fida Carinis mean?

On what date was the presented to the Cork Corporation Public Works Committee?

What two new streets were built in Cork in 1916?

How much did Henry Ford offer to buy the site?

What was the wage per hour for a worker?

Maths Question: If a worker worked 8 hours a day on a 5 day week for 52 weeks a year how much did he get to take home per year?

Which boat club is mentioned in the document and is it still there?

The sale had to be agreed by an Act of Parliament? Which Parliament?

According to the writer what benefit will the new factory have for Cork?

According to the writer why was this site chosen?

When was the Cork Racecourse opened and what does the writer say about it?

How long was the river frontage of the entire site, and how much of this would Fords get?

Looking at the map on Victoria Quay there was a time gun? What do you think this was?

Looking at the map what other sports were catered for in this part of Cork?

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