Monday, 27 September 2010

The Door that Saved Charterhouse in 1666...

The Original Chapel Door of 1666
Tyndale Society Members learned the virtue of fire safety at the Society's recent tour of the London Charterhouse...

On view was the original door to Charterhouse Chapel, which saved the building from destruction in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

The fire burned for four days and nights and by the time it was extinguished had claimed 80% of the city.

View our online album for more images from Brian Buxton's excellent tour programme - which also included:

St. Sepulchre Without Newgate
Burial place of the ashes of Sir Henry Wood, where we viewed the gruesome bell which was tolled the night before executions were scheduled to take place.

Stationers' Hall
This tucked-away City site - home to The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers - features commemorative windows to William Tyndale, Chaucer, Caxton and Shakespeare.

The Smithfield Martyrs Memorial

Society Members learn about John Rogers & John Houghton at Smithfield

1 comment:

  1. Thankyou to Karen Wortley for her splendid photographs of the memorable London event in April. Yale University Press has now published its long awaited volume on the Charterhouse. At £80.00 (slightly less through online booksellers) this will not be everybody's immediate purchase but will be the authoratative word on the subject for many years to come.

    Brian Buxton