The Great Fire

An account of the Great Fire and Explosion of Newcastle-on-Tyne and Gateshead by M and M. W. Lambert of Newcastle upon Tyne. Inside, the picture shows a view from the High Level bridge with both Gateshead and Newcastle on fire. The explosion happened on the Gateshead side of the Tyne and spread over to the Newcastle side. The book describes what happened, and that 53 people died in the Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead. More people died in this fire than in the Great Fire of London.

Date: 1854

Source: Lambert

Group name: Longbenton Community College