Aireborough Historical Society

1824 Church Fire Rawdon




Title
Church Fire
Date December 1824
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
V400
Comment

       "Church on Fire  -  Just before divine service commenced at Rawden Church (St Peters) on Sunday morning the congregation was much alarmed on discovering that the roof was on fire, but by the use of a new engine, in the possession of Messrs Thompson & Co. of Rawden (Larkfield Mil), (purchased only about a fortnight since), the flames were soon got under.

It originated in the stove being overheated and by an accumulation of soot in the pipes"

 

Images courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling

 

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