Event    From 10/4/1992  To 10/4/1992

Baltic Exchange bomb

Categories: Tragedy

The IRA bomb at 30 St Mary Axe, the Baltic Exchange building, went off at 9.20 pm. The Baltic Exchange was built in 1903 by Smith and Wimble in a very ornate style. It dealt in imported cereals, oilseeds and oils, tallow and turpentine, etc. The bomb exploded the day after the general election that returned John Major to power. It partially demolished the Baltic Exchange building and damaged others. Eventually the decision was made that the Exchange was too badly damaged and so was demolished but much of it was salvaged and, 20 years later bits were still available for sale.

At IanVisits we learn that the building contained a memorial to 60 members of the Exchange who lost their lives in WW1, a magnificent stained glass dome. Much of this was damaged in the explosion but it was restored and can now be seen at the Greenwich Maritime Museum.

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Baltic Exchange bomb

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Baltic Exchange bomb

Note that the bomb is not actually mentioned on the memorial.

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Ross Baker
1 memorial
Admiral Duncan pub bombing

Admiral Duncan pub bombing

Well known as a gay pub, the Admiral Duncan was the site chosen by Neo-Nazi David Copeland to detonate a nail bomb which killed three people and wounded 70. See also Brixton nail bomb.

Event, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Gender Issues, Terrorism, Tragedy

2 memorials
David Taylor

David Taylor

David Earl Taylor. Born Glasgow. Employed at the Silvertown Brunner Mond works and killed in the 1917 Silvertown explosion. Imperial War Museum has a page: "On January 29, the Birmingham Post wrote...

Person, Tragedy, Scotland

1 memorial
Emily Rose Jenkins

Emily Rose Jenkins

Emily Rose Jenkins was born on 24 July 1980 in Hammersmith, the youngest of four children of Nicholas Jenkins and Sarah Jenkins née Newcomb. An elder brother, Barnaby Guy Jenkins, was born in 1978....

Person, Tragedy

3 memorials