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100th Anniversary of the Silvertown Explosion

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Silvetown Explosion, where, on the evening of January 19th 1917, 50 tonnes of trinitrotoluene¬†exploded after efforts to extinguish a fire in one of the factory melt pots failed. The explosion killed 73 people, … Continue reading

Silvertown Explosion, 1917

  On the evening of January the 19th 1917, a fire broke out in one of the factory melt pots, effort was made to extinguish the fire however the fire spread and ignited 50 tons of TNT. The explosion killed … Continue reading