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Firemen from Silvertown station.
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2540|
|Description: The Silvertown Fire Station was across the road from the works and was almost destroyed by the blast. Several firemen were inside and were injured. Others were wounded and killed, including Station Officer S. Betts and Fireman Yabsley, as they attempted to control the blaze at the Brunner Mond works. They continued to carry out their fire-fighting duties even though they knew that an explosion could occur at any time.|
|Date: January 1917|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.|