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Comedian guide stamps mark Nice Hearth of London anniversary

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The 350th anniversary of the Nice Hearth of London is being commemorated with a set of six new stamps.

The hearth raged throughout the town from 2 to five September 1666, destroying greater than 13,000 homes and 87 church buildings.

The stamps are designed by comedian guide artist John Higgins, who has used a graphic novel model of illustration.

They characteristic scenes from the beginning, unfold and aftermath of the Nice Hearth, utilizing a road map design.

Higgins has contributed to titles corresponding to Decide Dredd and 2000 AD.

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The hearth took maintain quickly after a scorching summer season in a metropolis the place slim streets divided many wood buildings

Philip Parker, from Royal Mail, mentioned: “Regardless of the horrible devastation brought on by the Nice Hearth, it supplied the chance for the regeneration of enormous swathes of the town and formed the London we all know at this time.

“It was the catalyst of the constructing of iconic landmarks corresponding to St Paul’s Cathedral and dozens of parish church buildings.

“It’s becoming that we mark the anniversary of the hearth with an progressive set of stamps that re-imagine the occasions.”

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It was solely days after the hearth was out that plans to rebuild London had been submitted to King Charles II