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The fire at Scott Russell's yard at Millwall.

The fire at Scott Russell's yard at Millwall.
The fire at Scott Russell's yard at Millwall.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5307
Description: John Scott Russell's yard in Millwall was a major concern employing up to 1,500 men. On the morning of 10 September 1853, a disastrous fire broke out in the yard and destroyed over half of the buildings. The adjoining Napier's Yard was completely destroyed. This was one of the most destructive and costly fires on the riverside for many years.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 17 September 1853
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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