York Minster Fires

Most people will have heard about the fire which destroyed the roof of the South Transept in 1984 but there have been several others before that date.

This talk comes in three parts.

Part 1 – Fires of 741 to 1829:

This talk mainly focuses on the fire of 1829, when Jonathan Martin set fire to the Choir of York Minster, destroying the roof and interior furniture.  Find out why Jonathan Martin started the fire, the endeavours to quell the flames and the restoration work.

Length of Talk: Approx. 1 hour

Part 2 – The 1840 Fire

Only 11 years after the fire of 1829 in the eastern end of the Minster, fire broke out in 1840, destroying the roof and furniture of the Nave.  Find out how this fire was caused, the endeavours to quell the flames and the restoration work.

Length of Talk: Approx. 1 hour

Part 3 – 1909 and 1984 Fires:

This talk mainly focuses on the fire of 1984 when the roof the South Transept was destroyed. Find out how this fire was caused, the endeavours to quell the flames and the restoration work.

Length of Talk: Approx. 1 hour

Posted in Illustrated Talk and tagged 1829, 1840, 1984, Choir, Clergy, Fire, Fire Brigade, Illustrated Talk, Jonathan Martin, Minster, Nave, Police, Restoration, South Transept, York.