22nd November 1888
A Jersey ketch explodes in Bristol
A Jersey ketch carrying 300 barrels of crude oil exploded in Bristol Docks, killing a captain and three others. The ruptured vessel immediately spilled its burning cargo which, despite covering half of the docks, didn’t harm any other vessels. Unfortunately, the heat from it shattered several thousand feet of glass at the General Hospital.
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Other events that occured in November
Men receive five-year sentence for stealing apples and jam
- Three men were sentenced to five years in prison for stealing apples and jam from a house in St Helier.
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