Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Fuel for the fire
The Great Fire of London took on a culinary theme when it was alleged to have started in Master Farriner's bakery in Pudding Lane. It began Sunday morning, 2 September 1666, (I think this relates to why people think 666 is the devil's number) and within five days had destroyed property over 460acres, including 86 churches.

The fire was finally brought to a halt by the blowing up of houses at Pie Corner in Smithfield (the meat market where my partner used to buy fresh meat in vast quantities on Saturday mornings).(Smithfield market)

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