Newspaper containing an article about the Fire at the Tower of London, 23rd July 1788

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Newspaper containing an article about the Fire at the Tower of London, 23rd July 1788

Newspaper containing an article about the Fire at the Tower of London, 23rd July 1788

Date

1788

Reference

TOL FIRE 1788

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From: The London Chronicle (24th July 1788), back page col. 2, 'Yesterday morning about half past nine o'clock, just as the Clerks were beginning, a fire broke out in a closet adjoining the clerk of Delivery's Office in the Ordnance Tower...', '... an alarm was immediately given, and engines in great numbers were directly procured; but the tide being unusually low, and as no supply of water adequate to the demand could possibly be procured, it raged with great violence for 3hours; insomuch, that the whole of the two upper stories are entirely destroyed...'

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