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Warrenby Boiler Explosion

Warrenby Boiler Explosion

Apparently Warrenby Steel works (sadly no longer in existence) which was pre Dorman Long (for our older viewers) suffered a major boiler explosion in 1895, the photograph (which came as part of a double image) post the event still bears the handwritten inscription we have retained. It must have been a big one! Judging by the damaged remains shown. We have since been told that much information is held on the Communigate website, which includes the headline: ”North Eastern Daily Gazette: Saturday 15th June 1895.  AWFUL EXPLOSION NEAR REDCAR . THIRTEEN BOILERS BLOWN TO PIECES. FRIGHTFUL WRECKAGE. TEN MEN KILLED AND MANY INJURED. MIRACULOUS ESCAPES. LARGE IRONWORKS DESTROYED . 200 MEN THROWN IDLE.” There is an expansive section on this disaster contained on theCommunigate site.

Image courtesy of Geoff Patton and thanks to Peter Turvey for the update.

1 comment to Warrenby Boiler Explosion

  • Jackie Wray

    Hi can anyone let me know how to find out more about this. I think my great great grandfather died in this explosion and would love to find out more.

    Thanks
    Jackie

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