Belgian Munition Works, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London

Belgian Munition Works, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London
Photograph taken September 1918 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bl24380_019

Men, women and boys at work in the Belgian Munition Works. During the First World War Belgian engineer Charles Pelabon established the Pelabon Works in Clevedon Road. It was a munitions factory employing Belgian refugees to manufacture hand grenades and artillery shells. This photograph is one of a series taken for A F Varley.