Archive: Crown court fire

Aylesbury Crown Court fire 1970
Aylesbury Crown Court fire 1970

It was an inferno.

That is how one reporter summed up a fire which swept through the 18th century crown court building in February 1970.

We reported that ‘crowds began to gather and the Square provided a perfect arena for the hundreds of spectators who arrived over the next few hours’.

An 18-year-old youth was arrested for arson.