Wednesday, July 29, 2015

KINGSTON DOCK - 1914

Photo: Illustrated London News

On June 18, 1914, fire swept Kingston Dock in Glasgow.

According to the website The Glasgow Story:  "
Two workmen started the fire while boring holes using a red-hot bar" on timber soaked in creosote.

"The blaze spread quickly round the dock and destroyed all of the sheds and four wooden schooners moored in the basin."