Memorial in Silvertown, East London

On the 19th January 1917 an accident occurred at the Silvertown explosives plant, where TNT was being purified for military use. The factory was positioned in a heavily built up area and the explosion claimed the lives of 16 staff and 53 local residents.


Greater London Silvertown


World War One (1914 - 1919)


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