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Firemen from Silvertown station.

Firemen from Silvertown station.
Silvertown firemen.
© 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.
Creator: Unknown
Date: January 1917
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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