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Lessons from a Forgotten Disaster: The Queen Victoria St Fire, 9 June 1902

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Museum of the Order of St John

St John's Gate

26 St John's Lane

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EC1M 4DA

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A talk from Professor Jonathan Reinarz (University of Birmingham) about the lessons learnt from the loss of nine lives in a 1902 London fire

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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. For information about access please see our access page and/ or call us on 020 7324 4005.

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