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Discover the Dockyard Talks: The Dockyard Fire – A Firefighter’s Perspective

November 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drawing on his service of 40 years in the Kent Fire Brigade, Graham Gash looks at the catastrophic fire which destroyed No. 2 Slip in 1966.

In July 1966, built in the 1770’s and covered in 1837, it went up in flames together with a substantial number of old naval ship figureheads that were stored there.  The fire was later attributed to a Dockyard worker but it was never established if it was an accident or a deliberate act.  There were no deaths or serious injuries but 41 people received minor injuries in trying to put out the fire.

The talks take place at 11 am and 2 pm.  The meeting point is The Mess Deck Restaurant.

Visitors should book their time slot on arrival at The Historic Dockyard; the cost is included in the annual ticket price.



November 6, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Historic Dockyard
Chatham, ME4 4TE United Kingdom
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The Historic Dockyard
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