Monday 6 October 2008


I found this interesting little box at an antiques fair. Inside are some small fragments of glass and a neatly written label describing the contents. The Cripplegate Fire took place in London on November 19th 1897 and started as a result of a gas engine exploding at 30 Hemsel Street at the premises of Waller, Brown & Co. The fire spread between Aldersgate and Red Cross Road. The total cost of the damage was estimated to be £5,000,000 but no lives were lost.

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