Jimmy C, great to hear from EK via your good self. I hope someone has recorded the "Glasgow van" but I doubt it. However I have great faith in Dita's knowledge, interest and research capabilities. I visited Toronto last year, lovely city, stayed in a hotel on Younge Street and also visited Niagra Falls and Buffalo, pity we didn't all meet up. The London explosion was at Clerkenwell in 1868, 15 members of the public were killed. Not that is was much consolation to them but it was purely an escape bid. The first deliberately terrorist bombs in England didn't come until 1883 (Tom Clarke of 1916 renown, served 15 years).
Ard mhacha: today I'll forward your email address to Jimmy Divers, and hopefully he will get in touch with you. He's a very nice, reliable, no pretensions sort of a guy.