TA1628 : It's grim up north

taken 11 years ago, near to Salt End, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

It's grim up north
It's grim up north
Salt End chemical works on a rainy day in December, looking south-southwest from the embankment near the western end of the Hull Road flyover.

The oil depot at Salt End was the target of the first daylight raid of the second world war. On Sunday 30th June 1940 a lone Heinkel He 111 aircraft dropped 16 high explosive bombs on the depot, most of which did little damage but shrapnel from one of them pierced a tank holding about 2,500 tons of petrol, which caught fire. The fire was brought under control and most of the petrol saved, and five George Medals were later awarded to civilians for their courage in tackling the blaze. The German bomber was shot down by aircraft of No 616 Squadron twenty minutes after the raid and its crew were rescued from the sea by the destroyer HMS Black Swan. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 December, 2006
Category
Industrial landscape   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 166 283 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.2834N 0:14.0231W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 164 288
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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