Colin Grainger

Silvertown Explosion 1917

Celebration of the life of Dr Andrea Angel – hero of the Silvertown Explosion

A special celebration of the life of one of the heroes of the Silvertown Explosion is being held next month. And a blue plaque has just been approved to mark the achievements of Dr Andrea […]

Feb, 22

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

Help tell the story of the Silvertown Explosion in 1917 – and add to history archive

Local people are being asked to contribute to a history archive being created on the Silvertown Explosion in 1917 in our Royal Docks. Did you or your family used to work in or grow up in […]

Oct, 12


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