First World War wall art at Beeston

Recently spotted 2018

Recently appeared on Station Street, Beeston is this excellent piece of modern wall art depicting the 'Canary Girls' of the First World War shell factory at Chilwell - based on the original WW1 photo included below.

Commemorating the explosion at the nearby WW1 shell factory in Chilwell on 1 July 1918 when 134 people were killed and 250 injured.

Link to Wikipedia information on the shell factory HERE

Did any of your WW1 relatives work at the factory - please leave a Comment below

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