Heard ... Miles Away! 1932

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    Full title reads: "Runcorn - Heard ... Miles Away! - Many workers had lucky escapes in violent chemical works explosion, which unfortunately, killed one man and injured two."

    Runcorn, Cheshire.

    Various shots of the terrible damage done to the chemical factory by an explosion. Some people can be seen looking over the destruction

    There appears to have been a shorter, silent version of this item in Gazette 1884. This is currently missing.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:16:41:00 / 01:17:36:00
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