Description: A series of animations by keystage 1 pupils telling the story of the Great Fire of London. Produced at Lisle Marsden C of E Primary School - Grimsby as a Creative Partnerships Change School project. Working with artists Chris Webster and Jon Robson from Cafesociety.org
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www.terrysaunders.co.uk Another shonky animation from Terryland, this one an educational story about what really happened in the Great Fire Of London. Starring me, Sara Pascoe, Ben Moor, Richard Herring and definitely not Brian May. This was made to replace the (rather boring) Fire of London video in the permanent exhibition at the Museum Of London when we took it over for the last ever laughterinoddplaces in July 2009.
Great Fire of London The Untold Story news.bbc.co.uk The Great Fire of London started accidentally in a bakery, right? That wasn't the view at the time - many believed it was a terrorist attack and violent reprisals against possible suspects soon followed. The date 1666 is one burned on to the collective memory of a nation. Everyone learns at school that the fire raging for four days in that hot, dry summer began in a bakery in Pudding Lane. But a new Channel 4 documentary focuses on the lesser known story of the fire - it sparked a violent backlash against London's immigrant population, prompted by the widely-held belief at the time that it was an act of arson committed by a foreign power. In the days and weeks following the fire, ordinary Londoners - many of whom were displaced and homeless - gave evidence to a parliamentary inquiry swiftly launched to find out what happened. All those witness statements can be found in the inquiry's report, a 50-page document held in the capital's Guildhall. It suggests the city on the eve of the fire was one fraught with anxiety and paranoia, says Sue Horth, the documentary's executive producer, and the finger of blame was pointed at two countries with which England was at war, Netherlands and France. "We teach people about Pudding Lane and the hot summer but we don't say that weeks before the Great Fire, the British Navy sailed into the city of West Terschelling in the Netherlands and set fire to it in an act of diplomatic piracy ...
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Adapted from his epic, moody biography of London, Peter Ackroyd explains how fire and bombs have shaped the city. Through eyewitness accounts from the likes of Samuel Pepys and Virginia Woolf, the events of 1666 and 1940 are vividly revealed. Film dates from 2004.
"Where There's Smoke..." is an exciting new programme for key stage one (5 -- 7 year olds) from The Play House that blends participatory drama, storytelling, teacher-in-role and paper play to explore the impact and significance of the Great Fire of London, and to enable children to empathise with the human stories involved in such a disaster. Lucky the Cat and Samuel Pepys guide us through their stories of the Fire. This is the second part of their story. A supporting website can be found at www.theplayhouse.org.uk/where-theres-smoke In this story: Lucky the Cat: Deborah Hull Samuel Pepys: Simon Turner Video & editing by Gary Roskell
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February 28th 2009. A visit to what was the world's tallest freestanding stone column when it was erected in 1671-77... and still is! The Monument was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London (2nd-5th September 1666) and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City. £3 per adult gets you 311 steps (622 if you count coming down too) and a lovely view across London from around 160ft up. I recommend it highly. It recently reopened after £4.5million was spent on its refurbishment and restoration. You can still see some WWII bomb damage though, helping it to be 'living history'. It's 202 feet -the same as its height- from where the fire started on Pudding Lane. It's well worth a visit. I hope you enjoy the video.
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