FIRE AT ST. ANNES
This afternoon an alarm was given at St, Annes
that one the large residences on North Drive [Clifton Drive North]
was on fire. The brigade turned out with the hose cart, and found
the back wing of Mr. Whittaker’s house in flames.
After an hour’s work the fire was extinguished,
but most of the roof at the back was destroyed, the damage being
estimated at about £100. The fire supposed to have originated
through the kitchen flue overheating the felt and boarding under
It somewhat remarkable that the new steam fire
engine only arrived St. Annes on Saturday.
Lancashire Evening Post - Thursday 29 November 1900