This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 15th Jan 2020
On June 9, 1902, fire claimed nine lives on Queen Victoria Street in the City of London. Escape ladders were too short to rescue people from the top floors of the General Electric Company’s London offices, including several young women, prompting pubic outrage.
This talk reconstructs the events of that day using the voluminous coroner’s investigation into the fire and explains how this little-known fire links to the current exhibition, as well as the practice of historical research more generally.
This event takes place in the Chapter Hall which is on the second floor.
‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000′ is funded by the AHRC and run by the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University.
Cost: Free of Charge
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Reserve tickets at this website2020-01-15 2020-01-15 Europe/London Lessons from a Forgotten Disaster A lecture about how people died in a fire because the ladders were too short. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/01/15/lessons-from-a-forgotten-disaster-224314 Museum of the Order of St John,St John's Gate, St John's Lane, London, St John's Lane, London
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