Monday, March 14, 2016

The 1212 fire of Southwark - 450 years before the Great Fire of London in 1666

There's an interesting article in this week's edition of Southwark news by Joey Millar about a fire that took hold of London in 1212, killing over 3000 people.  That was 454 years before the famous Great Fire of 1666.  It's not Rotherhithe, but it's only down the road at London Bridge, and it's interesting!  The fire broke out in Southwark where wind carried it across the bridge (which was lined with tall wooden buildings), with nearly 7.5% of the population of London dying in the blaze.  For the full story see the article on the Southwark News website

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