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Old film reveals past at secret weapons site

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 10:45 UK time, Monday, 27 November 2006

As a local history fan I have to admit more than a passing curiousity about the former WWII secret weapons site, Rhydymwyn Valley Works. I mean, isn't it amazing to think that Churchill chose a site on our doorstep to manufacture weapons and help with research into the atomic bomb. It's like finding out your taid was a secret agent who did all kinds of things unthinkable outside of war time.

Now, more of the site's secrets are to be revealed as site owners, government department DEFRA - which manages the area as a nature reserve and study centre open to the public - have found a training and recruitment film, c1944, showing the assembly of chemical weaposns at MS Factory Valley as it was once known.

The screening is open to people aged over 16 on-site on December 6 from 6.30pm. Find out more from Valley Works' website,

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