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19 Years since the Battle of Hogwarts

Today, May 2nd, marks 19 years since the Battle of Hogwarts, when we lost some of our most beloved characters. Let’s honour the memory of Fred, Remus, Tonks, Severus, Lavender, Colin and the Fallen Fifty by sharing our favourite moments featuring these characters!

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January 19, 1917 - Silvertown Explosion

Pictured - Fifty long tons of TNT exploded at the Silvertown munitions factory in West Ham on January 19, 1917. 73 died, 400 were injured, and hundreds left homeless.

A massive blast rocked Silvertown, in London’s East End, on January 19, 1917, when fifty long tons of TNT at the local munitions factory caught fire and engulfed the town in a fireball 200,000 cubic meters around. The factory, located in a very populated area, had been used to make artillery shells in 1915, when the British army desperately needed them at the front. A number of locals had protested in fear that such an accident might occur.

The explosion destroyed the factory and much of the surrounding area, blowing up homes and the local church. Seventy-three died in the accident, which also left 400 wounded and many homeless.

Oliver Tate, who worked on a Thames wharf, described the event:

“Brunner Mond, now I.C.I., half a mile down the road, were producing TNT. A fire broke out in their factory and after about 20 minutes reached a vessel containing 16 tons of TNT which exploded. The damage was enormous. The pressure wave went out in strange lines, one of which went right along the Edgware Road breaking windows as far as Maida Vale. At Plaistow all large windows were broken and every roof was lifted and dropped down out of position with or without its slates or tiles. It took only a few days to get straight enough to start melting again because the process buildings were so strong and their window panes so small that few were broken.”

Nevertheless, this was not the first munitions factory explosion in Britain during the war, nor the most deadly. Fewer died than expected only “because everyone knew what was going on inside Brunner Mond’s and everybody who could was going up the road as fast as possible.”

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He may be fifty shades of fucked-up, but he’s mine” - Anastasia Steele, Chapter 19, Fifty Shades of Grey

I just re-read this scene in the book! Ana is so sweet! And I love it that she’s pantie-less! It’ll be so exciting in the film!!!!

~ My Own Edit