Alberbury, with Nesscliffe hill in the distance
Alberbury shown within Shropshire
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As part of the development of Central Ammunition Depot Nesscliffe by the War Office/Ministry of Defence during World War II, a fifth ammunition depot was developed beneath Loton Park. This was used for storage of both Incendiary ammunition and chemical weapons shells from 1943. It was one of two CW depots operated in co-operation with and guarded by the United States Army Air Forces, the second being in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
Today there is newly built village hall, which hosts meetings of the Women's Institute and the Young Farmers' Club. During Christmas 2008, the village made regional news due to a spectacular Christmas lights display put on at a local farm.
- Information on the village from Shrewsbury Borough Council
- Detailed information on the castle
- "Central Ammunition Depot Nesscliffe". airfieldinformationexchange.org. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
- Brooks E. Kleber & Dale Birdsell. "The Chemical Warfare Service: Chemicals in Combat". scribd.com. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
- Brooks E. Kleber & Dale Birdsell (4 April 2003). The Chemical Warfare Service: Chemicals in Combat. University Press of the Pacific. ISBN 1-4102-0485-5.
- BBC report on the Christmas lights
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