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At the Outbreak of the Second World War, The Ministry of Defence took command of the Underground Tunnels Beneath the New Brighton Palace. Here they put over 200 Women to work on the Home Front making munitions for the War effort. This continued until the End of the War
The Machinery from the Munitions Factory is Still inside the Tunnels for you to view on our Exclusive Historic Tours.
During World War II the US Army was stationed at New Brighton and a large motor pool known as Depot 0616 was kept at the Tower Athletic Grounds.
The 347th Ordnance Depot Company was stationed at New Brighton from December 1943 until March 1944. After World War II
Women working on 20mm cannon shells in an underground munitions factory beneath the New Brighton Palace, which also produced .303 rifle bullets for the Ministry of Supply