Fauld explosion, The Cock Inn, Hanbury

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail. If using a mouse click on the image to toggle zoom.
When in zoom mode use + or - keys to adjust level of image zoom.

Date:1944

Description:On the morning of November 27, 1944, a huge explosion took place after the accidental ignition of 3,500 tons of explosives stored by the RAF in a disused gypsum mine.

Upper Castle Hayes Farm was completely obliterated, and 70 people were killed. The crater remains, 90 feet deep and a quarter of a mile across.

The Cock Inn in Hanbury, half a mile away from the blast, was severely damaged, and was later completely rebuilt.

View Location

Share:

Link to this resource

Donor ref:(6/11772)

Source: Mr John Godwin

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.