Bristol’s Colston Hall destroyed by fire on the 1 September 1898

It was in the early hours of the morning when a fire was discovered in Clark’s four story clothing factory in Colston Street, Bristol. According to press reports, flames were already through the roof by the time fire crews from the nearby Bridewell station arrived and spreading to the adjoining Colston Hall, the city’s premier public meeting venue. The aftermath of this devastating fire shows the auditorium, with only its walls remained standing, the hall’s impressive organ having been completely destroyed.

 

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AF&RS Pensioners Association Secretary & Treasurer. NARF District No. 7 Chairman & Treasurer

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