SX9392 : Exeter Theatre Fire Memorial, Higher Cemetery

taken 23 days ago, near to Whipton, Devon, Great Britain

Exeter Theatre Fire Memorial, Higher Cemetery
Exeter Theatre Fire Memorial, Higher Cemetery
The fire on 5th September 1887 resulted in the tragic death of 186 people; after the enquiry, all theatres in the UK had to have safety features; illuminated signs for exits; push bar exit doors which opened outwards; fire safety curtains
Exeter Higher Cemetery

Exeter Higher Cemetery was opened in 1866, and over the years the site has been expanded at least 3 times. Over 70,000 people are buried there and it currently has over 12,000 memorials. It has a number of historic monuments including the Theatre Royal Fire memorial and World War 2 memorial.
There is a garden of remembrance and an area for children's graves

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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 June, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Primary Subject of Photo
Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9379 9299 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.6075N 3:30.3692W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 93781 92991
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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