Quinte West photographer and filmmaker Sean Scally.(Photo/John
A Quinte West photographer and filmmaker is putting the finishing touches on a documentary telling the dramatic story of the explosion of a huge munitions plant near the Trent River in Trenton 100 years ago, in 1918.
The British Chemical Company plant was the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth.
While there were no reported deaths from the explosion a fire raged through the night and windows in homes miles away were shattered.
Now, Sean Scally has spearheaded the creation of a high quality film, Playing with Fire.
He is also working on another historical documentary called Lumberbaron: The Gilmour Years.
Scally approached Quinte West’s Economic Development Committee Thursday asking for $3,000 to help defray the costs of producing the films.
After showing a brief clip from Playing with Fire, committee members had high praise for his work and enthusiastically supported his request for funding.
The City of Quinte West has several activities and displays planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Explosion of the British Chemical Company.
The anniversary weekend will be Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14.