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Hart, Thomas FSA (1830-1916): Scene of the recent fire at Falmouth, 1862, publisher: The Illustrated London News, dated 1862, inscribed Scene of the recent fire at Falmouth - see supplement page 429, wood engraving, 18.7 x 25 cms. Presented by Simon Hendra, The Lander Gallery, Truro.

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This fire took place at High Street, Falmouth on the morning of Saturday 12 April 1862 and was described as 'the largest and most calamitous fire that probably ever visited the county of Cornwall'. It caused the destruction of about 30 houses.