Colin Grainger

The life of a hero of the Silvertown Explosion – firefighter Henry Vickers

It is always an honour when something you have written reveals more about one of life’s true heroes. And today I am happy to share memories of one of the legends of the Silvertown Explosion […]

Jan, 29

Poignant anniversary of the shocking Silvertown Explosion – an ‘accident waiting to happen’

   Picture: Newham Archives One hundred years ago saw an event in Silvertown’s history that many believed was “an accident waiting to happen”. In this special edition of’s Forgotten Stories section we remember The […]

Jan, 10


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