Event    From 22/6/1861  To 7/7/1861

Great fire of Tooley Street

Categories: Armed Forces, Commerce, Tragedy

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

2021: This plaque has been replaced with a similar plaque, re-branded to prom...

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James Braidwood

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Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Charles Downs

Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Charles Downs

Bruce Charles Downs was born on 24 June 1916 in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, USA, the second of the three children of Bruce George Downs (1890-1966) and Lena Vivian Downs née Bright (b.1896...

Person, Armed Forces, USA

War served, WW2
1 memorial
Royal Arsenal Riverside Guardrooms

Royal Arsenal Riverside Guardrooms

Originally the two guardrooms flanked a grand staircase, which was the riverside entrance to Woolwich Arsenal. One has been converted into a restaurant.

Place, Armed Forces

1 memorial
Fifth Army

Fifth Army

The British Reserve Army was formed in May 1916 and renamed as the Fifth Army in October 1916.  It formed part of the British Expeditionary Force which fought in France and Flanders during WW1.  Co...

Group, Armed Forces

1 memorial
Able Seaman Charles William Bushnell

Able Seaman Charles William Bushnell

Charles William Bushnell was born on 17 October 1901, his birth being registered in the 4th quarter of 1901 in the Lewisham registration district. He was baptised on 23 October 1901 at St Mary's Ch...

Person, Armed Forces

War dead, WW2
1 memorial
6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards

6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards

The 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards, was raised in 1941 in Caterham, Surrey. In June 1942 it set sail from Liverpool to Syria where it became part of 201st Guards Brigade. It had to guard the borde...

Group, Armed Forces, Africa, Italy, Syria

1 memorial