Year 2 received a very interesting package at the beginning of this term! At first, it looked like an old, burnt piece of paper but on closer inspection we realised it may actually be a part of Samuel Pepys’ diary. A local museum have asked us to authenticate the artefact to see if we believe it to be a true piece of history. Artiom thought it had to be genuine as, “it describes the how the fire looked on the 5th September 1666 which is when the fire was actually burning.”
Year 2 have been busy researching ever since to uncover as much as we can about The Great Fire of London and have found out some fascinating facts. For example, did you know that even though the fire destroyed a huge area of London, only between six and eight people were killed in the fire?