Devastating fires that are still remembered

THE devastating blaze at R R Donnelley in Aylesbury on Saturday has been described as the worst blaze in the area for ten years.

There have been other equally destructive fires in Aylesbury during the last few decades.

Farmer Giles Foods wasdestroyed in a blaze that broke out in June 1997.

Aylesbury Crown Court was badly damaged when fire ripped through the historic building in February 1970, while on July 26, 1963, Hartwell House suffered a terrible blaze.

Some ten years earlier, on November 26, 1953, Aylesbury Grammar School was also badly damaged in a blaze.