Hatherleigh.net - News //-->
Welcome. This is a community web site for the market town of Hatherleigh in Devon, England, along with the nearby villages of Meeth, Highampton, Exbourne and Jacobstowe. Anything related to these places can find a home here free of charge, thanks to our sponsors. Please take time to read their pages (left, or see home)
Highhampton Website Meeth Website Facebook Twitter
local people and contacts visiting hatherleigh events of hatherleigh home page for hatherleigh.net Our contact details Arts and Crafts Weekly events, Letters to the editor, and more Thank yous, Births, Deaths, Mariages

Heartbreak in Hatherleigh
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 24, 2008: Stunned residents gathered in Market Street and in the Market Car Park tonight as the George Hotel went up in flames. About 200 firemen and 22 fire appliances attended the blaze, which saw the historic building reduced to bare walls. The fire seems to have started about 8.20pm in the kitchen area, or perhaps in the rooms above, because by the time we arrived that corner was seriously alight. The blaze then spread over to the dining area and moved rapidly along the main reception block so that soon the front was an inferno too. The George is the heart of Hatherleigh ... and it's literally gone! Our picture shows the front as the blaze reached it around midnight. It's 3am now - more later if we have the heart to show it.

BACK


 


Editorial material herein is protected under International Copyright Laws. Strictly no reproduction of any material in this site is allowed by any means whatever, whether by reprographic copying, printing, photographic reproduction or photocopying or by any electronic means except with prior written permission of the site operator or copyright owner. Copyright infringements are theft and will be challenged accordingly. All Trademarks acknowledged.