Great fire of London day

PUBLISHED: 18:00 11 October 2015

Winscombe  Primary School Great fire of London day, pupils in costume .

Winscombe Primary School Great fire of London day, pupils in costume .

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PUPILS from Winscombe Primary School learned about one of the most infamous events in British history on an engaging Great Fire of London day.

The children, from years one and two, went to school dressed as men and women from the 17th century to mark the day, which they have been learning about in history lessons.

The fire, which started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner in Pudding Lane on September 2, 1666, is estimated to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the 80,000 inhabitants of the city at the time.

The death toll has never been confirmed.

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