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Council staff inspecting a damaged house.
|A ruined house in Silvertown.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2541|
|Description: More than 900 homes in the Silvertown area were destroyed or badly damaged by the explosion. In all, it was estimated that 60–70,000 properties received damage of varying degrees, costing £250,000, a huge sum of money at that time.|
|Date: January 1917|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.|