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LCC-LFB Aftermath of a major school fire, Hackney

LCC-LFB Aftermath of a major school fire, Hackney


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LCC-LFB Aftermath of a major school fire, Hackney

A major fire destroyed over 50% of the school roof and a quarter of the first floor classrooms at the Hackney Downs School in East London

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1963 Aftermath Burnt Classrooms Damage Damaged Destroyed Destruction Downs Floor Hackney Major Roof Ruin Schools Firefighting


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This evocative photograph captures the aftermath of a major fire that devastated Hackney Downs School in East London during the 1960s. The image shows the extensive damage caused by the blaze, which destroyed over 50% of the school roof and a quarter of the first floor classrooms. The once vibrant school building now stands as a ruin, its walls charred and blackened, with debris scattered across the ground. The road leading up to the school is closed, and the nearby park is filled with the sounds of sirens and the activity of emergency services. The London Fire Brigade is in full force, with fire trucks and personnel working diligently to contain the blaze and prevent further damage. The destruction of Hackney Downs School was a significant event in the community, affecting not only the students and teachers but also the families and residents of the area. The damage to the building was extensive, leaving many to wonder about the future of education in the community. Despite the devastation, there is a sense of resilience and determination in the image. The London Fire Brigade, along with the community, worked together to respond to the crisis and begin the long process of rebuilding. The ruins of the school serve as a reminder of the importance of fire safety and the power of community support during times of crisis.

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