Pembrey factory explosion

1/8/1917

Four men and two women were killed in an explosion at the Noble TNT factory at Pembrey. At the height of the war, the factory was producing hundreds of tons of explosives every week and filling millions of shells. It is not known what caused the explosion. The funerals of the two young women attracted the most attention. Their coffins were carried on carriages and draped in the Union Jack, something that was usually kept for military funerals. The carriages were flanked by women.