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A notice from the Mayor.

A notice from the Mayor.
Notice explaining how to claim compensation.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2545
Description: The Ministry of Munitions was responsible for the Brunner Mond Factory and therefore took the blame for the explosion. The government was forced to pay out about £3m in compensation, the equivalent of about £40m in today's money. The Port of London Authority (PLA) alone was awarded £250,000 in damages.
Creator: Unknown
Date: January 1917
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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