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York minster fire: Remembering 30 years on

York Minster Fire 1984. The fire grips hold

York Minster Fire 1984. The fire grips hold

IT was the blaze that stunned a city and shocked the world - and now we can print moving photographs of the devastating fire at York Minster in colour for the first time, as the 30th anniversary of the fire approaches.

A special edition of the Yorkshire Evening Post was printed on Monday July 9, featuring five pages of reports on the blaze, and you can read the front page here.

At 2.30am on July 9, 1984, flames started licking along the roof of the South Transept, and within in an hour they were leaping into the night sky.

Our photographers were there to record the devastating aftermath, and yet due to limited printing technology at the time, the majority were never seen in colour - until now.

 

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