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Billy

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Scrolling through my files I came across this old photograph taken originally from a glass plate.

It shows Mason’s workshop in Walsall Street, after a devastating boiler explosion in 1857. Benjamin Mason was a fire-iron manufacturer. Several persons were killed by the explosion, and the east window of St Georges church was shattered.

BOILER EXPLOSION 1857

Below the old cellar head.