Village girls who died in factory blast

6194547-largeTwo young women from the same small Nottinghamshire village who died in the Chilwell shell factory blast are remembered on the county’s Roll of Honour.

Louie Chaplin was 19 and lived at Monks Lane, Gotham, with parents Ernest, a gypsum miner, and Margaret, sisters Florence and Nora and brother Joseph.

Fanny Taylor was 21 and lived with parents Joseph, also a gypsum miner, and Sarah Ann, sisters Doris and Elizabeth and brother Arthur at Bag Lane, Gotham.

6194548-largeThey were among more than 130 people killed at the factory in the explosion on July 1, 1918. Another 250 workers were injured.

Read more on the Nottingham Post website