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The Great Fire Of London – Started 350 Years Ago Today

By Janeslondon
On September 2nd 1666 a fire started at a bakery in Pudding Lane and spread rapidly, blazing away through the neighbouring streets and eliminating away a great swathe of the city.
The event was commemorated in the 1670s by the erection of The Monument on the site of St Margaret’s, the first church to succumb to the flames. The doric column with a golden urn of fire at the top. It's height of 62 metres echoes its distance from the source of the fire.  
Commemorative events and activities throughout the city this weekend. Find out more here.
The Great Fire Of London – started 350 years ago today
Greeting cards featuring some of my photos above and many other London landmarks and observations can be found here.

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