SK1814 : The Fauld Explosion Memorial

taken 12 years ago, near to Alrewas, Staffordshire, Great Britain

The Fauld Explosion Memorial
The Fauld Explosion Memorial
In November 1944, four thousand tons of ammunition stored in a gypsum mine near Hanbury, Staffordshire were accidentally detonated; possibly the largest single explosion caused by conventional weapons - see SK1827 : Fauld Crater and memorial. Seventy people were killed, including ammunition factory workers, Italian prisoners of war workers, army personnel and locals. In 1990 a granite memorial, donated by an Italian firm, was erected near the site.
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Saturday, 31 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 3 November, 2009
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Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 183 145 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.7079N 1:43.8097W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 183 145
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