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Dudgeon's Wharf explosion

Dudgeon's Wharf explosion

J. & W. Dudgeon were shipbuilders on the Thames. The company passed through several hands, eventually becoming a large complex of oil storage tanks, but retaining Dudgeon's name. Amazingly they sur...

Event, Tragedy

1 memorial

Coronation of King George V

Coronation of King George V

King George V and Queen Mary. Vita Sackville-West's novel "The Edwardians" has an evocative description of this coronation from the perspective of a young Lord.

Event, Royalty

1 memorial

Brixton nail bomb

Brixton nail bomb

The bomb which injured 48 people, was planted by neo-nazi bomber David Copeland, who was also responsible for similar bomb attacks in Brick Lane and The Admiral Duncan pub in Soho. Copeland was sen...

Event, Race Issues, Tragedy

1 memorial

1985 Brixton Riot

1985 Brixton Riot

It was sparked off by the shooting of Dorothy Groce by the Metropolitan Police. They were looking for her son Michael in relation to a suspected firearms offence, and believed he was hiding in his ...

Event, Race Issues, Tragedy

1 memorial

Burma Campaign

Burma Campaign

Fought in the former British colony of Burma (now Myanmar), primarily between the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the invading forces of Japan, ...

Event, Armed Forces, Burma

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