Londons buildings were built close together and mostly made of wood, so they easily caught fire. Music 22 16 the titles in blue used in this pdf have been hyperlinked so that you can navigate with ease to the online page for each programme and to the audio downloads for each programme 22 26 18 16 20 29 29 3 5 4 6. The great fire of london swept through the central parts of the english city from sunday. This fascinating video and detailed lesson plan provide students with amazing insight into the ways in which the great fire of london contributed to shaping the nations history. Part novel, part autobiography, the great fire of london is one of the great literary undertakings of our time. The fire began on pudding lane, the centre of london, in the shop belonging to farriner, king charles iis baker. The great fire of london task utilising a number of sources. The national archives education service the great fire of.
On the other hand, it snuffed out any remaining plague, and ushered in a period of profound growth and prosperity with the emergent empire. The fire had a devastating effect on the lives of londoners from all parts of. In the weeks leading up to the september 2 conflagration, the city had experienced a major drought which likely contributed. The great fire of london the city of london corporation. Please see us in the mornings if you have any questions or concerns. In the closepacked streets of london where buildings jostled each other for space, the blaze soon became an inferno. Five reasons to be grateful for great fire of london reaction. A collection of teaching resources relating to the great fire of london that destroyed large parts of the city in 1666. The great fire of london was blamed on religious terrorism.
Although detailed fire precautions and fire fighting arrangements were in place, the fire raged for four days and destroyed,200 houses, 87 churches and 44 of the city of london s great livery halls. The great fire of london, depicted by an unknown painter 1675, as it would have appeared from a boat in the vicinity of tower wharf on the evening of tuesday, 4 september 1666. No one knows who, precisely, started the great fire of london. The great fire of london reading comprehension beech hill. September 1666 childrens song with words by al start duration. This is a glossary of key words relating to the story of the great fire of london of 1666. It will be fascinating, but the aftermath of the fire is in many ways more interesting than the conflagration itself. The 350th anniversary of the great fire of london falls in september 2016.
The plague killed roughly 15 to 20 percent of the citys population, while. Sep 02, 2016 the london gazette, the citys twiceweekly newspaper, ran a small item about the fire in its monday edition, among gossip about the prince of saxes unconsummated marriage to the princess of. Buy train tickets and check train times great western. The british lived and breathed in a fire hazard, and fires were so common that when the blaze initially occurred on september 2, most people disregarded it completely. Great fire of london disaster, london, england, united. Great fire of london kids britannica kids homework help. Great fire of london, september 25, 1666, the worst fire in londons history. The fire originated at thomas farriners bakery on pudding lane. Choose two children to travel across the circle, passing each other as they perform fire movements so they have changed places.
The great fire of london happened in central london in 1666. The great fire of london task sources worksheet free pdf. Pauls cathedral, 87 parish churches, and about,000 houses. Perhaps first row sitting, second row standing and third row standing on a bench. Sir christopher wren was given the task of designing and rebuilding st. It threatened but did not reach the aristocratic district of westminster, charles ii s palace of whitehall, or most of the suburban. Jews and the great fire of london shalom says hello. Monument to the great fire of london 5 built to commemorate the great fire, the monument stands at 202ft high and exactly 202ft from where the fire started in pudding lane. It had been a hot, dry summer, and the flames quickly spread from street to street. The great fire of london brook field primary school. Both exasperating and moving, cherished by its readers, it has its origins in the authors attempt to come to terms with the death of his young wife alix, whose presence both haunts and gives meaning to every page. Inside their homes, people used candles for light and cooked on open fires. In those days there were no fire engines or firemen to stop a fire from spreading. Pauls a task that was to take him thirtyfive years to complete.
After four days, 80 per cent of the citys buildings had been destroyed by the great fire of london, and thousands of people had been made homeless. Houses were built mainly of wood, and streets were narrow alleyways which were filled with rubbish, animals and. The great escape is the largest home leisure retailer in the midwest offering the biggest brands at the best value patio furniture, pools, hot tubs, billiards, home theater, fitness and more. Ashes of london is a murder mystery set in the burntout remains after the great fire. Great fire of london simple english wikipedia, the free.
The worst fire in the city of london s history occurred in 1666. London age 5 9 2 the great fire of london page unit 1. The great fire of september 1666 laid waste five sixths of the walled area of the medieval city, from fleet street in the west to the tower of london in the east, and north from. Collect your ticket from any station with our quick and easy booking tool. Pudding lane was a narrow street of wooden houses crowded together, many leaning out toward each other. One person was known to have died in the incipient fire. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the fire, powerful and sumptuous drawings from the new east london illustrator, james weston lewis, bring the events of november 1666 to life in this stunning gift book.
On the one hand, it caused great human suffering and destruction. Pauls unknown artist, 17th century and yet what is truly striking in the response to the fire is the resilience of the civic structures, the constructive role played by the state, and the speed with which the rebuilding proceeded. As students encounter these fascinating documents, they are guided through the process of working with original source material to investigate the past. Soon the city of london is burning and the fire fighters cant stop the fire.
Develop a fire wordbank to share with the children and ask them to offer ideas to add. It spread down to the riverside wharfs and, driven by a strong easterly wind, reached as far as chancery lane in the 3 day duration. People who owned a house had to pay a hearth tax to the king. In 1666, the buildings in london were made of wood and straw and they were very close together, making it easy for the flames. Onethird of london was destroyed and about 100,000 people were made homeless. When london faced a pandemicand a devastating fire history. Pauls cathedral was destroyed, as were many other historic landmarks.
The numbers show the amount of hearths fireplaces in each persons house. It was designed by sir christopher wren and dr robert hooke, and built between 1671 and 1677 on the site of st margarets, the first church to burn down in the blaze. Our collection of historic newspapers is the largest in the world, and provides you with authentic copies from some of britains longest standing publications. Firefighters managed to prevent westminster school from being destroyed although it was badly damaged. The area around pudding lane was full of warehouses containing highly flammable. Sky atlantics compelling resource brings to life defining moments from 2000 years of british history. In the early hours of the morning of sunday, september 2, fire broke out in thomas farriners bakery in pudding lane. A list of civil defense casualties that occurred within the boroughs covered by the walks is included as well as a detailed list of the locations of wartime fire and ambulance stations across the capital. The houses were made of wood and very close together. It destroyed a large part of the city of london, including most of the civic buildings, old st. The national archives education service the great fire of london.
We accompany james marwood as he watches in amazement and horror as the edifice of st pauls cathedral, the biggest landmark in seventeenth century london, burns before his eyes. Summer term 1 medium term plan ideas for learning across the curriculum. Great fire of london princes risborough primary school. Book your train tickets and check train times online at great western railway. The people of london who had managed to survive the great plague in 1665 must have thought that the year 1666 could only be better, and couldnt possibly be worse. The fire gutted the medieval city of london inside the old roman city wall. The great fire of london by stephen porter goodreads. Pdf the great fire of london download full pdf book. The national archives education service great fire of london. It threatened but did not reach the city of westminster, charles iis palace of whitehall, or most of the suburban slums. Is it true that only six people died in the great fire. Sep 29, 2016 the great fire of london is often looked at in divergent ways. Aimed at students studying at uk year 89 or equivalent.
A well deserved story of london s home guard is told. This book will appeal to both the enthusiast and anyone with an interest in london s past. It began on 2 september 1666 and lasted just under five days. The great fire of london disaster worksheet free pdf download.
Aug 24, 2017 on september 2nd, 1666, a tiny spark in a bakery oven ignited the worst fire that london has ever seen. It includes display posters, story cutouts and timelines, notepaper, labels and topic cards. A fire started on september 2nd in the kings bakery in pudding lane near london bridge. The fire destroyed about fourfifths of the city, including roughly,200 houses, nearly 90 parish churches, and nearly 50 livery company hallsin all an area of more than 430 acres. Many of londons wealthiest citizens had taken their money and valuables to the tower for safekeeping.
The great fire of london age 5 9 2 the great fire of london page unit 1. The great fire of london burned for four days, and the city had to be rebuilt from its ashes. In the aftermath, sir christopher wren, the great architect, designed and oversaw the construction of 49 new churches, as well as the new st. On 2nd september, 1666, the great fire of london destroyed a large area of the city including st. The great fire of london is one of the most wellknown disasters in londons history. It threatened the aristocratic district of westminster the modern west end, charles ii s palace of whitehall, and most of the suburban slums.
In 1665 and 1666, one city experienced two enormous tragedies. The audio programmes in this series explore the great fire of london and its aftermath through music, dance and drama activities making it a comprehensive expressive arts pack on the theme. Aug 29, 2019 the great fire of london engulfed,000 houses, nearly 90 churches, and scores of public buildings. Save money on great northern trains if youre booking a number of tickets, travelling with friends or children, or going to school or college. The fire lasted for three days, from 2 september until 5 september.
The great fire of london was the greatest catastrophe of its kind in western europe. The great fire of london swept through the central parts of the english city from sunday, 2 september to thursday, 6 september 1666. The great fire of london is one of the most wellknown disasters in london s history. The great fire of london, september 1666 gordon cooke. Pdf toby and the great fire of london download full. Poor souls they could not have imagined the new disaster that was to befall them in 1666. It is believed to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the 80,000 people that lived in the city. Use as you wish in the classroom or home environment. For a fire that destroyed some fourfifths of london including 89 churches, four of the citys seven gates, around,200 houses and st pauls cathedral one remarkable aspect of the.
The rebuilt cathedral was again burnt down in the great fire of london in 1666. Sep 01, 2016 the 350th anniversary of the great fire of london of 1666 is commemorated across the capital this weekend with various events and exhibitions, including the lighting of a huge wooden model on the river thames. In the early hours of sunday 2 september 1666, a small fire started at thomas farriners bakery in pudding lane. Music 22 16 the titles in blue used in this pdf have been hyperlinked so that you can navigate with ease to the online page for each programme and to the audio downloads for each programme 22 26 18 16 20 29 29 3 5 4 6 introduction the 350th anniversary of the great fire of london falls. Contemporary london is like the old new yorker ad of a broadway marquee boasting a critical rave fun for young and old.
Jun 16, 2017 nevertheless, clad or unclad, grenfell tower embodies what has happened to london, paris and other european cities in their transformation from national capitals to global cities, as sadiq khan likes to call his fiefdom. A small fire starts in a bakers shop in pudding lane. Fanned by an east wind, the fire spread with terrifying speed, feeding on the tar and pitch commonly used to seal houses. At one oclock in the morning, a servant woke to find the house aflame, and the baker and his family escaped, but a fearstruck maid perished in the blaze. The fire was now 300 yards from the tower and orders were given for extra fire engines to be sent to prevent its destruction. The great fire of london a key stage 1 class assembly the children walk onto the stagefront of assembly, singing london s burning in an order so that they stand on the stage in 2 or 3 rows. The great fire of london is a hauntingly beautiful visual retelling of one of the most wellknown disasters in the citys history. The great fire of london began on the night of september 2, 1666, as a small fire on pudding lane, in the bakeshop of thomas farynor, baker to king charles ii. Sep 01, 2016 the 2 september 2016 marks 350 years since the start of the great fire of london, which changed the skyline of the capital city forever.87 176 171 391 1079 955 249 663 809 1172 871 886 1410 289 591 984 1101 1383 1019 371 458 1326 653 1573 774 521 650 1076 251 542 60 1032 192 542 116 1063 705 1351 1346 422 1257 1198 1177 1006 1413