SK1827 : Fauld crater memorial to a disaster-Hanbury, Staffs

taken 9 years ago, near to Hanbury, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Fauld crater memorial to a disaster-Hanbury, Staffs
Fauld crater memorial to a disaster-Hanbury, Staffs
On 27th November 1944 this now peaceful landscape was the scene of carnage as the RAF Fauld Bomb Dump exploded underground. A total of 70 people lost their lives and one farm with six people was blasted from the face of the Earth. Damage was caused seven miles away in Burton upon Trent, leading some to suggest an atomic explosion. Both British and American munitions were stored here but there are still questions to be answered, if they ever are. Rescue efforts here included a mine rescue team from nearby Nottinghamshire. A memorial to people who left for work that morning, not for a moment thinking that they would never be returning. Time taken 9.19 am BST (British Summer Time).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Grassland  People, Events  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Staffordshire  Hanbury  Cock Inn Hanbury  Fauld Crater  Fauld 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1811 2765 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.7632N 1:43.9531W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1812 2764
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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