Platt’s Eyot fire: River Thames GII boatyards destroyed

A huge blaze has destroyed two Grade-II listed boatyards on a River Thames island.

BBC News writes:

The fire broke out at Platt’s Eyot in Hampton, south-west London, at 17:15 BST on Monday. About 100 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze. Witnesses described hearing explosions coming from the island, near Richmond-upon-Thames…Photographer Chris Gorman said one of the boats destroyed was one of the last remaining Dunkirk evacuation vessels.

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