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The Great Fire of London 1666

This week we have been learning about The Great Fire of London.  We have designed and made our Pudding Lane houses, with their thatched roofs and timber frames.

With the help of Miss Payne we reconstructed the fire starting with the bakery.

  • The Great Fire of London started on Sunday the 2nd of September 1666 in a baker’s shop on Pudding Lane.

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    The Great Fire of London started on Sunday the 2nd of September 1666 in a baker’s shop on Pudding Lane.
  • The fire spread feasting upon the timber framed buildings cramped together, dancing from one thatched roof to the next.

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    The fire spread feasting upon the timber framed buildings cramped together, dancing from one thatched roof to the next.
  • Monday

    On Monday, citizens tried to fight the blaze with buckets of water from the River Thames but the fire continued to consume everything in its path.

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    Monday
    On Monday, citizens tried to fight the blaze with buckets of water from the River Thames but the fire continued to consume everything in its path.
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  • Tuesday

    On Tuesday, the Lord Mayor tried to quench the fire’s thirst by demolishing houses to prevent the fire from spreading, but the fire moved faster than the men can pull each house down.

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    On Tuesday, the Lord Mayor tried to quench the fire’s thirst by demolishing houses to prevent the fire from spreading, but the fire moved faster than the men can pull each house down.
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  • .70,000 people were made homeless with countless possessions lost.

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    .70,000 people were made homeless with countless possessions lost.
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  • On Wednesday, the Duke of York used gunpowder from the Tower of London to blow up some of the houses to make a bigger gap, which finally caused the destruction to subside

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    On Wednesday, the Duke of York used gunpowder from the Tower of London to blow up some of the houses to make a bigger gap, which finally caused the destruction to subside
  • The fire raged for almost 4 days burning 13,200 houses and 87 churches, including St. Pauls Cathedral, to the ground.

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    The fire raged for almost 4 days burning 13,200 houses and 87 churches, including St. Pauls Cathedral, to the ground.
  • It took over 50 years to rebuild after the devastation.

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    It took over 50 years to rebuild after the devastation.