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The Cathedral Yard Fire, Exeter, 2016–2017 (External event)

20 November 2017

External event.

A day of commemorative presentations at Exeter Guildhall examining the aftermath of the fire that destroyed the Royal Clarence Hotel, the history of adjoining buildings and recent research developments.

There are four separate sessions starting at 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, and 7 pm. Tickets available for each session at £2 from Exeter Guildhall.

Royal Clarence Hotel fire Exeter 2016

Cathedral Yard a week after the fire.


First session

10.00 Welcome, Councillor Lesley Robson, The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor
10.05 Area Manager Gavin Ellis, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, ‘The timeline of the incident’
10.25 John Allan, ‘The medieval background of the site’
10.45 Rhiannon Rhys, Historic England, ‘Our role in emergencies within the historic environment’
11.05 Dr Todd Gray, University of Exeter, ‘The Historic England project on the buildings of St Martin’s Island’

followed by Q&A


Second session

12.00 Andy Pye, Exeter City Council, ‘The fire a year on – background & update’
12.20 Richard Parker, ‘2 Broadgate (Tinleys) & 43-5 High Street (Costa)’
12.40 Dr Todd Gray, ‘The High Street from Martin’s Lane to Broadgate’

followed by Q&A


Third session

2.00 Andy Pye, Exeter City Council, ‘The fire a year on – background & update’
2.20 Andrew Passmore, AC Archaeology, ‘The Royal Clarence Hotel: the evolution from medieval religious buildings to a hotel’
2.40 Dr Todd Gray, University of Exeter, ‘The buildings of Cathedral Yard’

followed by Q&A


Fourth session

7.00 John Allan, ‘The Royal Clarence site & its context’
7.30 John Thorp, Keystone Consultants, ‘41-2 High Street (Laura Ashley)’
8.00 Dr Todd Gray, University of Exeter, ‘The occupants of St Martin’s Island’

followed by Q&A


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20 November 2017
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Venue

Exeter Guildhall
High Street
Exeter, Devon
Website:
https://exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/our-attractions/exeter-guildhall/