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Great Fire 350

Friday 2nd September 2016

Remembering the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London

2016 marks the 350th anniversary year of the Great Fire of London. Artichoke, a trust that works with artists to create extraordinary events, is working with the city of London to create a festival of arts and ideas to commemorate this.


Part of this event is Artichoke’s London’s Burning. A festival of arts and ideas that runs from the 30th August to September 4th 2016. 350 years ago the fire broke out during these dates on September 2nd 1666 in a bakery in Pudding Lane. We would like to think if BAFE existed in 1666, Thomas Farynor (the King’s baker) would have used third party certified fire protection companies for all his fire safety requirements!


To see what’s on during the Great Fire 350 event please visit http://www.visitlondon.com/greatfire350/events


BAFE are proud to be part of the fire safety circle supporting Artichoke with the London’s Burning programme to remember such an iconic incident that has helped shape fire safety and building control up to present day.


Douglas Barnett, BAFE Chairman, who attended the event yesterday commented "The events arranged around the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London are a reminder of why the correct selection of fire safety product, maintenance and assessment should have third party certification at each step."


For more information on the Great Fire 350 event please visit http://www.visitlondon.com/greatfire350

Update 05/09/16

Did you miss the London's Burning display on the Thames? This can been seen on the Great Fire 350 website here

Flames of the fire on St Paul's can be seen 1st - 4th September

St. Paul's Cathedral was burnt down on Tuesday 4th September 1666.

- Photos by Douglas Barnett

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