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The Great War Centenary 1917 - Exhibition

Boomtown - From Front Line to White Lund

Plan of the National Filling Factory Number 13, May 1917

This site plan was included the in the album which was presented to the King and Queen in May 1917 to record their visit to the works.


Plan of site as at May 1917


Key to plan


Top left of plan, showing reservoir, power and boiler house, cooling tower, locomotive sheds, engineers shop, railway sidings, and then production facilities.  The green marks show the route of the royal visitors travelling in a motor car and the red line shows the route taken on foot.  It is clear that they inspected the discharge, incorporating and stemming facilities for No. 3 9.2 inch shells, before moving on to the transit shed.


View of the production facilities and the remoter magazines.


Entrance to the site, showing the Military Guard Headquarters, Administrative Block and Canteen Block, and view looking from the top of the plan downwards..


The shell painting and drying shed, with interior view.


Bonded stores.


Military headquarters/camp.


Scale and title of plan.

 

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Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

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