Five Facts About the Great Fire of London 1666

Taught in primary schools across the UK, The Great Fire of London of 1666 is arguably one of the most famous fires in history, and burnt down a large part of the capital city. Surprisingly though, most references lead to the understanding that very few people died.  The most significant fire concerning the recorded death toll in London happened in 1212 when swathes of people were trapped on the burning London Bridge as it was then.  Thanks to the diary Read More

The First Great Fire of London: What is the take-home message?

There are so many unfortunate and unnecessary victims of fires, so why is this? Fires, we can and should personally learn from, and ensure that we take all necessary precautions in our own lives. Precautions such as having an evacuation route planned, working smoke alarms in place, and having an emergency fire mask are all great ways to help save lives. The greatest fire in London is a perfect example of not learning from such a tragic event.   At some Read More

Fire Disasters: Grenfell Tower

On a fateful night in June 2017, seventy-two people lost their lives to fire in the newly renovated Grenfell Tower in West London. The victims of the harrowing event ranged from 6 months to 84 years old, a lady who had lived in Grenfell Tower for 34 years. Several factors contributed to the tragic events of the night. A public inquiry aims to determine what happened and why, and what can be done to stop anything like this from happening Read More