September 4th – The Great Fire of London contd.
“(T)o the Tower Street, and there met the fire burning … . And … Sir W. Pen and I did dig [a pit], and put our wine in it, and I my parmazan cheese … .
And John Evelyn wrote:
“The burning still rages; now gotten as far as the Inner Temple, al Fleetestreete, old baily, Ludgate Hil, Warwick Lane, Newgate, Paules Chaine, Wattling-streete now flaming & … the stones of Paules flew lie Granados, the Lead melting down the streets in a stream, & the very pavements … glowing with a fiery rednesse, so as nor horse nor man was able to tread on them, … : the … Wind still more impetuously driving the flames forewards: nothing but the almighty power of God … able to stop them, for vaine was the help of man …”.
“The Great Fire of London and its aftermath” is the theme of one of our special walks.
Further details of all our walks are available in the “Our Guided Walks” section of this web-site.