The Great War: Memorial for North Yorkshire victims to be listed

Below, Barnbow Munitions Factory

Below, Barnbow Munitions Factory

A memorial to the women, including many from Harrogate, Wetherby and Tadcaster, who died in one of the worst homeland disasters of the First World War is being listed by English Heritage.

The memorial in York stands in memory of some of the victims in the munitions factory explosion at Barnbow in Leeds in December 1916.

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Editorial image

The explosion occurred after a shell was put it one of the machines in room 42, designed to screw the fuse into the case tightly.

 

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