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Friern Barnet & District Local History Society Year: 1903 District: Friern BarnetFriern Hospital
A fire broke out in the early hours of 17 January1903 in Colney Hatch Pauper Lunatic Asylam in a temporary timber and corrugated iron building which had been erected in 1896. The fire claimed 51 lives, making it theworst disaster in peacetime in English hospital history.
Picture added on 22 December 2009 at 13:41