The 1854 Fire
The site of Wilson's worsted factory which
caught fire early on the 6th October 1854.
The fire spread to a chemical warehouse
which exploded. The Quaysides on
both sides of the river suffered
53 died. [N.B. replaces plaque no. 7847]
Erected: 1 January 2004
Plaque Colour: Blue
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Location: Off Hillgate on the east face of the south tower of the Tyne Bridge