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Great fire of Tooley Street

Event  From 22/6/1861  To 7/7/1861

Categories: Armed Forces, Tragedy, Commerce

From the picture source website: "The fire started in consignment of jute stored at Scovell's warehouse at Cotton's Wharf. This was the biggest of all the peacetime fires in the port: it raged for two days and destroyed most of the nearby buildings. It was the greatest test of the new London Fire Engine Establishment. The whole force was mobilised to fight the blaze, including its head, James Braidwood, who was killed when a wall fell on him. It was a full two weeks before the remaining embers were finally doused."

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Great fire of Tooley Street

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Great fire of Tooley Street

Great fire of Tooley Street The large warehouses in this area, stacked with c...

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James Braidwood

What a great plaque. The inscription is inside a laurel wreath, in front of a...

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