Silvertown Explosion

Commemorating the 1917 Silvertown Explosion 

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Stories of the fire which led to the ignition of 50 tons of TNT, costing the lives of 73 people, mostly women factory workers. 

Oral histories: 7 + Vox Pops (14 hours).

Resources: Exhibition; History Talks; Website.

Hidden Heroes: Soldiers From the Empire 

Black and Asian soldiers in the Middlesex Regiment 

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The fascinating story of black and Asian soldiers from the Commonwealth who joined the Middlesex Regiment. 

Oral histories: 12 Pops (20 hours).

Resources: Exhibition;  Podcasts; Documentary.

Partner: Middlesex University.

Little Germany 

German immigrants in Stratford during WW1 

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The history of Germans in Stratford, the second largest European immigrant community in Britain from 1861-1911. 

Oral histories: 9 (20 hours).

Resources: Exhibition;  Educational materials.

Whipps Cross

The history of Whipps Cross hospital 

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Whipps Cross, named in 1917 for the visit of King George V,  and its significance within the WW1 national effort. 

Oral histories: 3 + Vox Pops (10 hours).

Resources: Exhibition;  Website.

Partner: Waltham Forest Council.