Newbury - 10th Anniversary of the fire that destroyed Uncle Henry's pub.
Today, 14th October 2016 is the 10th anniversary of the fire that destroyed Uncle Henry's pub in Marsh Lane. The fire started late on the Saturday night (after the pub had closed) and took firemen several hours to extinguish. A young barmaid was trapped on the upper floor and climbed out of the window clinging to the pub sign (top picture). She was rescued by the firemen (bottom picture) and was brought down the ladder to safety. A very dramatic scene at the time and I am sure will be long remembered.