Londoners remember: a giant model of the city was set ablaze on Great Fire anniversary

In 1666, the powerful fire raged in London for as many as three days, destroying everything on its path...


This massive conflagration started accidentally on the 2nd of September. Thomas Farriner, the owner of a bakery located on Pudding Lane, forgot to extinguish the fire in his oven. Little did he know that this small mistake was going to lay the larger part of the city in ashes...

80% of London's mostly wooden medieval buildings were destroyed. About 90% of the citizens were left homeless. Everything ended on the 5th of September. An interested thing is that only 6 deaths were officially documented, as most of the victims were poor people, who hadn't even been counted in any official lists.

This year Londoners marked the 350th anniversary of the event by setting a large model of the city on fire. The performance was impressive:

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    13 Comments
    Richard Dennehy
    Interesting but....how can you have a larger half????
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    Sep 7, 2016 8:33PM
    Nina Kamwene
    Nina Kamwene
    The Brits even made a song about London burning, interesting. Thank you.
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    Sep 7, 2016 9:16PM
    Carmine-James Pitaniello
    The Brits know how to stretch anything....lol.
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    Sep 7, 2016 10:36PM
    Lola Neal
    Lola Neal
    wow
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    Sep 7, 2016 10:48PM
    Christabel Waddington
    Christabel Waddington
    What a great way to show our greatest fire before WWII!!!!!!!!! Chris Waddington
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    Sep 8, 2016 1:10AM
    lordnaylor
    fantastic
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    Sep 8, 2016 9:43AM
    Yolanda Solis
    Interesting
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    Sep 9, 2016 1:12AM
    Spencer Young
    Well, at least no one tried to blame it on Mrs O'leary's cow
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    Sep 9, 2016 4:46PM
    Carol Turner
    interesting, very interesting
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    Sep 12, 2016 2:56PM
    Doris Wasicek Davis
    Very interesting..
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    Sep 14, 2016 1:37PM
    Raashid Khan
    How sad,a tiny spark can burn a city. Poor pople are considered even as human beings
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    Sep 25, 2016 4:45PM
    Gloria-Marie Alvarez Agleham
    Interesting what a waste
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    Jan 12, 2017 4:07AM
    Spike Holmes
    Spencer Young, No, - my mother has tried to blame ME, for everything from GLOBAL WARMING to the KENNEDY ASSASSINATION, though
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    Jul 27, 2017 4:44AM

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