The Great Fire of Tooley Street

The Great Fire of Tooley Street (HM2FIY)

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N 51° 30.303', W 0° 5.035'

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Hay's Wharf was one of the earliest quaysides to incorporate fireproofing, using incombustible floors of brick arches on cast iron beams. Despite this Hay's Wharf was destroyed in the fire of Tooley Street of 1861.
This was London's biggest fire since the Great Fire in 1666 and one that claimed more lives.
It raged for two weeks and James Braidwood, the superintendent of the London Fire Engine Establishment, perished when a warehouse exploded at Cotton's Wharf.
As a result of this, the London Fire Brigade was founded in 1866.
Placed ByHay's Galleria, London Bridge City
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Date Added Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702371 N 5710022
Decimal Degrees51.50505000, -0.08391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.303', W 0° 5.035'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 18.18" N, 0° 5' 2.1" W
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