On This Day in Trinity House History – 2 September

1666

The Great Fire of London starts

The Great Fire of London starts at a bakery on Pudding Lane shortly after midnight, and spreads rapidly west across the City of London.

The Trinity House Elder Brethren had time to remove themeslves and a number of records and artefacts from the house which was at that time at Water Lane (not far from our current location at Tower Hill) to Deptford before the house was consumed. The fire burned until 5 September.

Younger Brethren Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn kept famous diaries of the event.

The LONDONERS Lamentation, a broadside ballad published in 1666 giving an account of the fire, and of the limits of its destruction. Via Wikipedia.

The LONDONERS Lamentation, a broadside ballad published in 1666 giving an account of the fire, and of the limits of its destruction. Via Wikipedia.

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