Fire Esplanade Hotel Penarth Cardiff Wales

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Fire at the Esplanade Hotel Penarth Cardiff, South Wales, UK.

May 29, 1977. Fire sweeps through the iconic Victorian era Esplanade Hotel on the seafront at Penarth.

A large crowd gathered to watch the work of Penarth and Cardiff City fire fighters. South Glamorgan Fire Brigade, South Wales, United Kingdom. (Now amalgamated as South Wales Fire and Rescue Service)

Scanned and prepared from transparencies which had deteriorated a little over the past 45 years.

The Penarth Times has an interesting article regarding this incident on their website. (Link was live May, 2022).

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