SK1827 : Fauld crater

taken 13 years ago, near to Hanbury, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Fauld crater
Fauld crater
This crater, some 300-400 foot deep and up to half a mile across is the result of the explosion of 3,500-4,000 tons of munitions stored in the old gypsum mines under this spot. The explosion on 27/11/1944 is reckoned to be the largest non-nuclear explosion in either World War. The SK1827 : Fauld explosion memorial on the edge of the crater is dedicated to the 70 or so people who died as a result of the explosion.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 October, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 October, 2007
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Wartime relics   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 182 277 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.7900N 1:43.8728W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 181 276
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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