Old Images of Ellesmere Port

Vintage postcard of the Bowaters Mersey Paper Mills at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, circa 1930

Glimpse history through old images of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, in the North West of England, UK.

Oil Blaze 1933

On 9th January 1933, firefighters had to deal with 100 foot flames blaing from a burning 84,000 gallon petrol tank, which was threatening to set fire to adjacent containers.

The fire raged on all day and through the night. 21 hours later, the flames suddenly stopped, leaving a badly damaged container to be removed.

Colossal Oil Blaze At Liverpool – British Movietone on YouTube

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