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Sheppey Fires
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 11:39:26 »
Sheppey Fires from the local newspapers, a copy is in the Sheerness Library.
Bluetown fire 1827   50 house lost                                                      1914 Oct 24th

            Great fire in Miletown 1867 Nov 6th                                         1917 Nov 3rd

            South Lees farm at Eastchurch                                               1889 Aug 31st

            Rowetts Farm                                                                           1884 Sept 7th

            Three houses and shops £1,200                                              1892 Sept 3rd

            Wyburns                                                                                    1892 Sept 3rd

            Royal Oak East End Lane destroyed                                        1892 Nov 26th

            Sea View Hotel Shop                                                                 1893 July 22nd
            Admiralty House                                                                        1893 Sept 12th

            Swanley Farm, telegram sent to Brigade                                  1893 Sept 2nd

            High Street, Mill House (Broadway) Highlanders                       1893 Aug 26th

            144, High Street a fried fish shop £1,000                                   1893 Mar 21st

Queenborough fire £100,000                                                                  1900 July 21st

Great fire Parsonage Farm 1½ acres and buildings £2,000                  1906 Sept 1st

Fire at Barnlands Farm, telegram sent                                                   1908 Feb 29th

Stack fire at Shurland, telegram sent, 1hr 20 mins to arrive                  1908 July 4th

Terrible fire at Bluetown, four paragraphs                                               1909 April 17th

1669 Sheerness burnt by the Dutch

1867   7 house at Harfield

1828   50 house Sheerness

1854  Duke of Clarence

1909 White House

1881  Dockyard  Chapel

1878 Several buildings, Rolfe the tallow miller


Mile Town 2 shops burnt down                                                               1910 Dec 24th

23 High Street - 2 shops and three houses                                            1911 Nov 2th

Railway station £150 damages                                                              1865 Mar 18th

Eagle Tavern at Bluetown                                                                       1866 April 9th

Pier small fire                                                                                          1868 July 4th

Rookery-Chapel Street, Mile town                                                          1868 Aug 8th

Queenborough two houses                                                                    1870 July 23rd

Horse and Groom, Sheppy Street Bluetown                                          1872 Feb 10th

Heights of Alma badly damaged                                                             1874 April 11th

Bluetown many buildings lost                                                                 1877 July 14th

Old Hook Farm Eastchurch completely destroyed                                1878 July 20th

Bluetown Post Office fire                                                                       1878 Aug 10th

229/131 High Street on fire                                                                    1879 Aug 30th

Carls Farm Eastchurch                                                                         1880 Aug 30th

Rides Farm Eastchurch   £3,000                                                          1881 Oct 22nd

Dockyard Church                                                                                  1881 Dec 10th

Flushing Pier –destruction of                                                                1882 May 20th

Serious fire at Mile Town two paragraphs                                            1882 Sept 30th

Blue Houses (Norwood )                                                                      1882 Oct 14th

2 cottages at Pigtail Corner, thatched                                                  1888 April 14th

Mocketts Farm £2,000, Vanity Farm                                                    1888 Oct 6th/15th?

Jolly Sailor Bluetown destroyed                                                           1888 Nov 24th

Large thatched next to Wesley Chapel                                               1889 Mar 9th

1913 Glue Works destroyed by fire                                                    1917 Dec 1st

Fire at Queenborough Wharf                                                              1917 Nov 3rd

Small fire at “ The Jolly Sailor Bluetown “                                           1866 Jan 6th

The “Eagle Tavern “ Bluetown West Street destroyed complete       1866 Feb 26th

Fire at the Oxford Music Hall Bluetown                                              1870 Mar 26th

84 High Street fire                                                                               1870 April 2nd

Two wooden smugglers houses at Eastchurch destroyed no water 1870 April 16th

Railway Tavern opposite National School burnt to the ground           1870 Aug 27th

1867 November 6th huge great fire in Mile Town

Queenborough Glue Works destroyed by fire                                   1913 Dec 16th
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