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Offline kyn

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Re: Faversham Gunpowder Works - the Great Explosion of 1916
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2010, 21:20:27 »
I was surprised the grave has been left to become so overgrown!



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Re: Faversham Gunpowder Works - the Great Explosion of 1916
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 08:12:52 »



See The Terrible Explosion April 1916,  at the gunpowder works -  on Faversham website:
http://www.faversham.org/pages/standard.aspx?i_PageID=15849


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Re: Faversham Gunpowder Works - the Great Explosion of 1916
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 08:00:59 »
1st April 1916: Mourners attend a mass funeral at Faversham, Kent, for the victims of an explosion

anyone shed light on this ?

terriable lot of coffins in this photo must be over a 100 bodies

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/3064005/Hulton-Archive


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Re: Faversham Gunpowder Works - the Great Explosion of 1916
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 21:49:12 »
Isn't there a pic or print of (I think) Reculver with the explosion in the background - not sure if its this one of the 1847 one (see new thread)?

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Re: Faversham Gunpowder Works - the Great Explosion of 1916
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 21:39:08 »
Were there a number of munitions works at Faversham? I ask as a I have found reference in some government annual estimates of expenditure for costs associated with a gunpowder factory at Faversham.

There are at least 2 further inland - Oare Mills (leaflet on page 1 of thread) are just off the A2 going towards Oare and there is the remains of one right in the town.

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Re: Faversham Gunpowder Works - the Great Explosion of 1916
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 15:46:06 »
Were there a number of munitions works at Faversham? I ask as a I have found reference in some government annual estimates of expenditure for costs associated with a gunpowder factory at Faversham.

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Re: Faversham Gunpowder Works - the Great Explosion of 1916
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 14:30:49 »
 Interested to see this, my only surviving aunt (aged 95) lost her father in this explosion, she lived at Throwley and her father, Walter Kerrison, was buried there rather than with the victims in Faversham. My aunt says that Lord Harris  paid to have him buried along with another local.
                 
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Faversham Gunpowder Works - the Great Explosion of 1916
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 20:45:14 »
My Grandmother was born in & lived in a Coastguard cottage at Oare ( she maintains ! ) & says she remembers this event... At her current age she would have been born in 1911 so its just about possible...My memories of being 5 are very limited but a major event like this may have stuck & I believe that a trick of our memory is that early events become easier to recall as we age...
She also talks of groups of children waiting alonside the railway line at Faversham where troops returning ( or going !) to the WW1 lines would throw sweets out to them... Fascinating but hard to extract the facts these days

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