SK1828 : Looking up the hill

taken 2 years ago, near to Scropton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Looking up the hill
Looking up the hill
The hill in this view hides two things. A quarry run by British Gypsum and also the site of a huge explosion in the 2nd World War at Fauld. It was an underground store of bombs for the airforce. Somehow the many thousands of tons of explosives were triggered. It is estimated that between 3,500 and 4,000 tons of explosives blew up killing between 70 and 90 people. There is still a crater that is 91 metres deep and 230 metres across. It is a designated war grave with a memorial to those who died.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 9 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1885 2879 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.3766N 1:43.2900W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1890 2909
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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