Churchill tanks.

A line of newly-made Churchill tanks is lined up in the roadway on Warren Lane ready for testing. During World War Two Newton Chambers manufactured 1,160 tanks in the excavator factory on Warren Lane. The location of the tank factory was thankfully unknown to the Germans and was not marked on their aerial photograph. In the background can be seen the aerial ropeway carrying coal from Rockingham Colliery to Smithy Wood Coking Plant.

Image Details

Archiving Reference Number NC/136/a/V CHGA
Search Year
Type Photograph
Contributor/s Original from Peter Leask
Collection Holder
Date Donated to the EDA 1st October 2016

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