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The Great War Centenary 1917 - Exhibition

Boomtown - From Front Line to White Lund

Panoramic View of National Filling Factory Number 13

This series of photographs was probably taken from a water tower near to the Power House.


We have not edited these 'thumbnail' images, they are how the original photographs survive, which are shown below.


View of power house and boiler house.  The Lancaster to Morecambe railway line can just been seen in the bottom left hand corner.  This building was vital during the fire and explosions.  The power house and boiler house carried on their function through the brave efforts of the men employed there, which in turn allowed steam to be supplied to the fireless locomotive which was used to remove fully loaded railway wagons out of the danger area.
Accession Number: LM1976-6-1


Construction of National Filling Factory Number 13 is well underway in this photograph.  The blast wall running from the bottom right hand corner into the photograph is clear in this view.
Accession Number: LM1976-6-2


National Filling Factory Number 13 at White Lund Morecambe.  At the bottom of the photograph you can see the protective blast wall, built of brick with earth added.  The brick building under construction is one of the discharge houses, part of which still remains today.  The road on the right is the same road which survives today on the industrial estate at White Lund.
Accession Number: LM1976-6-3


National Filling Factory Number 13 at White Lund, Morecambe.  These wooden buildings including the office block and canteen, further to the rear in the middle are brick built magazines for the storage of dangerous materials.
Accession Number: LM1976-6-4


View of the canteen building of the National Filling Factory Number 13 at White, whilst the site was under construction.
Accession Number: LM1976-6-5

 

 

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