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8. It's an impressive place - the only thatched roof in London. Special permission for it because of fire hazard and all that!
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Mar 29 2008 17:40 GMT styxpix
Didn't the original burn down..?
Mar 29 2008 20:24 GMT Sheila PRO
Yes, during a performance of Henry VIII on June 29th, 1613, a canon was fired (a normal way to warn the audience of the entrance of royalty in the play, it seems) and some of the sparks flew up to the thatched roof and set it alight.

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