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Centenary Commemoration of the Chilwell Shell
Filling Factory Disaster late June to 1st July 2018


ADVANCE PROGRAMME – FOR LATEST INFORMATION VISIT
http://www.attenboroughchurch.org.uk/events.html

Weds 20th
June
7.30pm Chilwell Memorial Institute  John Beckett ‘The Chilwell explosion 1918 revisited' (a Beeston & District Local History Society meeting)
Mon 25th
June
7.30pm St Mary’s
Church
Maureen Rushton (author of “The Canary Girls of Chilwell”) to give a talk ‘The Canary Girls of Chilwell (the story of Chilwell Shell factory and the people who worked there)
Tues 26th
June
6.30pm Attenborough Nature Reserve Mike Spencer to lead a walk around Nature Reserve ‘Chilwell Explosion Memorial Nature Walk’    (Notts Wildlife Trust)
Weds 27th
June
evening St Mary’s
Church
combined-choirs concert
Thurs 28th
June
2.30pm  Chetwynd Barracks James McCloskey to give a talk: ‘Chilwell, The Chetwynd Period – No 6 NSFF 1915 to 1918’

6.30pm Attenborough John Beckett to lead a historic walk around Attenborough starting at St Mary’s Church (a Beeston & District Civic Society walk)
Fri 29th
June
7.30pm Chetwynd Barracks Arletty Theatre perform “Swan Canaries” play
Sat 30th
June
afternoon St Mary’s
Church grounds
period tea party with jazz band
Sun 1st
July


short parade with the Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers to St Mary’s Church for Commemoration service with silence at 7.10-7.12pm


Throughout the period of 25th June to Sunday 1st July, there will be displays / exhibitions
 in St Mary’s Church, Attenborough, many produced by local schoolchildren
On Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July there will be an exhibition in Attenborough Nature Reserve Centre which will include descriptions of using willows for munition shell transporting