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The Canary Girls, Maureen Rushton, Commemoration of the Chilwell Munitions Factory Tragedy

25.06.2018, 7:30 pm

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At St. Mary’s Church Chilwell on Monday 25th June 2018 at 7:30pm Maureen Rushton will give a talk on ‘The Canary Girls”

On 1st July 1918, a huge explosion ripped through the National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell, killing 134 workers and injuring twice as many more.

On Sunday 1st July 2018 there will be a procession from Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell to the site of the mass grave in St Mary’s churchyard, Attenborough followed by a special Commemoration Service in St Mary’s Church with a silence at 7.10pm, the time of the explosion.


7:30 pm
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Attenborough St Mary the Virgin Church
Church Lane
Attenborough, Nottinghamshire NG9 5AS
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