SK1827 : RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot

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

RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot
RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot
On November 27th 1944 the underground munitions storage depot of RAF Fauld was the site of one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. The official report claimed that 90 people were killed missing or injured. The effects of the explosion can still be seen on the surface in the form of the Hanbury crater. Despite the severity of the blast the depot continued to be used for munition storage until 1973.
The photo was taken when the entrance to the tunnels was open but the portal has been completely backfilled and there is no longer any possibility of access.
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Date Taken
2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 184 279 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.9190N 1:43.6760W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 184 279
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