Royal Ordnance Factory, Puriton, Somerset

Royal Ordnance Factory, Puriton, Somerset
Photograph taken January 1994 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: BB93/22236

The plant was constructed to manufacture high explosives and detonators during the Second World War. Since then the plant has been involved in the production of rocket motors and the high explosive HMX. In these tanks nitric and sulphuric acids are concentrated before they can be used to make explosives.

Location

Somerset Puriton

Period

World War Two (1939 - 1945)

Tags

industry manufacture chemical war World War Two (1939 - 1945)