Yearly Archives: 1973

December 1973

Battling the Snow

December 21st, 1973|

August 1973

Gas Explosions

August 7th, 1973|

While doing some repair work in this west London neighbourhood, a backhoe operator accidentally destroyed a gas line regulator. The increased pressure turned furnaces and gas stoves in neighbouring homes into bombs. Ten houses exploded and burned while an additional 40 were damaged. 3,000 homes were evacuated. Miraculously, there were no fatalities.

April 1973

It Never Fails

April 4th, 1973|