29 June 2014

3 June 2014

BBC TV programme on Chilwell Shell Filling Factory in World War I

'The Killing Factories', part of BBC's 'World War I at Home' series, is a fascinating look at the story of the Chilwell Shell Filling Factory and those that worked there. The factory produced more than 19 million shells: over half of all the shells fired by the British in the war. The factory was also the site of the worst single disaster on the Home Front when, in July 1918, a massive explosion wrecked it and killed 139 people.
The programme can be watched on BBC iPlayer for another 6 days: