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The site of the Silvertown explosion today.

The site of the Silvertown explosion today.
The former site of the Brunner Mond Works.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2604
Description: The site of the Brunner Mond Works - scene of the Silvertown disaster in 1917 - was never built on. It is now used as a car park towards the north end of the Thames Barrier on North Woolwich Road. Nearby to the car park, at Crescent Wharf, is a memorial to the victims of the disaster, which was unveiled in 1920.
Creator: Cleve Severin
Date: 2002
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