by Steve Playle
Friday Aug 26, 2016
You may not be aware but there was a significant and historic event that took place three hundred and fifty years ago on the second of September. Every day as I make my way to the office, I actually walk right past the spot in Pudding Lane where this event started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner. The Great Fire of London spread rapidly west across the City of London and by the time it had finished a few days later, 13,000 homes and 87 churches were destroyed, along with the old St Paul’s Cathedral.