A WALK THROUGH THE DANGER HOUSES ā€“ 21/2/19

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A walk through unseasonable February sun to the Oare Gunpower Works, outside the town of Faversham, Kent. Gunpowder was manufactured here for many centuries, finally finishing in the 1930s.

On 2 April 1916, 108 people died in a blast at a munitions factory at Uplees, about a mile away from here.

Brian Dillonā€™s book, The Great Explosion, is an excellent history of the gunpowder industry in the area and the tragic accident of 1916.

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