Fire in Ware

Maltings/factory blaze

By Tim Shepherd

The family were coming back in the car from London towards Royston. When we reached the Hertford/Ware viaduct of the A10 we all looked to the right and saw a massive warehouse blaze, sillouhetted against the night sky. The flames were reaching severeal hundred feet in the air and a thick plume of smoke could be clearly seen in the night sky. There were some beautiful reds you could see the intence colours at the bottom of it and the colours got darker and darker like a fan. It was either a maltings or the Glaxo factory.

I can’t remember the year – does anyone know any more about what it was that was burning or have any photos of it?

This page was added on 19/04/2011.

Comments about this page

  • Wondering if it could have been Dixon’s Mill and in the 50’s?

    By A Cobb (21/10/2011)
  • This could have been at the Victoria malting, see hertsmemories page on Ware for more info.

    By S Williams (15/06/2011)

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