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National Shell Filling Factory, Chilwell


National Shell Filling Factory, Chilwell.


Remembering the First World War Chilwell Explosion on the 100th anniversary| ITV News


Chilwell explosion - ITN feature - Gertrude Cursley


100 years on from huge explosion in Silvertown – BBC


19th January 1917: 73 people killed in the Silvertown munitions factory explosion in London

The National Shell Filling Factory, Chilwell, was a World War I United Kingdom Government-owned explosives Filling Factory. Its formal title was National Filling Factory No. 6. It was located near Chilwell, at that time a village, in Nottinghamshire on the main road from Nottingham to Ashby de la Zouch. During the Great War it filled some 19 million shells with high explosives.
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    • Foundation of the Shell Filling Factory 

    • The 1918 explosion