The 1st of June History Calendar

Nypro Memorial
© Paul Blazzard

On this day 43 years ago in 1974, the region was struck by a huge explosion when the at Flixborough blew up. Twenty eight people lost their lives in the disaster and thirty six were seriously injured out of the seventy two people working there that day. Had this happened on a weekday, there would have been many more people on the plant. There was extensive damage to properties surrounding Flixborough which extended to several miles of the site.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.