350th Anniversery of the great fire of London

On the 2nd September it was 350 years since the great fire of London started. Yesterday we went to the London Museum to go to a exhibition about the great fire of London. Before I dive straight into the photos I will tell you some stuff about the great fire of London.

The great fire started in a bakery.  They had already recovered from the plaque last year. Some children said they through fireballs inside which would start the fire; no one believed him, neither do I. Sadly the mayor didn’t take it seriously enough. The reason why we know about this event is because there were loads of diary entry’s and letters written about it. One of famous diary writers was Samual. Inside his diary he said he saw a cat which had its fur burned of who was still alive. He also hid his… Cheese.  They had to rebuild St. Pauls cathedral because it burned down! You can see what the original one looked like later. It ended on the 7th September 1666.

Here are the photos:


What St. Pauls cathedral looked originally.


What it would supposed to look like.



Dominos ready to fall over. See the last dominos falling before the photos.


The dominos are supposed to replicate the fire spreading.



Just after the last domino fell.





6 thoughts on “350th Anniversery of the great fire of London

  1. Hey Joe,
    Been a wee while since I was in touch or commented on your blog (am doing ‘Airbnb’ at my Edinburgh flat so I’ve had a bunch of people staying since the last week in July. I have been peripatetic). (You might want to look up that last word; it’s useful if you’re sleeping in a load of different houses – Airbnb guests rent mine, I go & stay with friends.)
    Anyhoo*, 2 Sep is not only important because of Pudding Lane events – this year it was also my dad’s 82nd birthday. My favourite story about the Great Fire of London however was the king (Charles II) & his brother (the Duke of York, later to be King James II & VII for a wee while) blowing stuff up & pulling down houses to make firebreaks. I can’t really imagine the current queen running around London these days, during a big fire, trying to help.
    Actually, British & Irish history from the 17th century is •fascinating•. (I can’t italicise anything in this comment so the bullet points around a word are an informal alternative.) A great deal happened apart from the Pudding Lane conflagration in the 1600s. Ever been up the Monument? Lots of steps, rubbish for people with vertigo, but great views of the big City of London buildings from the top.
    Oops – have to go! An Airbnb person from New Delhi wants to ask me about my flat.

    Biffsters, dude. Say hi to A & O for me x

    * A pop culture version of ‘anyhow’. You may already know this.

    ** Another useful word you might want to check out.

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