Fire at Windsor Castle 25th Anniversary Thimble

£7.95
The Windsor Castle fire occurred on 20 Nov 1992. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II. The fire began in the Queen's Private Chapel at 11:15 in the morning when a curtain was ignited by a spotlight pressed up against it. The castle suffered extensive damage, repairs were completed within the next few years costing £36.5 million. It led to the Queen paying tax on her income and to Buckingham Palace, the Queen's other official residence, being opened to the public to help pay for the restoration work.

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The Windsor Castle fire occurred on 20 Nov 1992. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II. The fire began in the Queen's Private Chapel at 11:15 in the morning when a curtain was ignited by a spotlight pressed up against it. The castle suffered extensive damage, repairs were completed within the next few years costing £36.5 million. It led to the Queen paying tax on her income and to Buckingham Palace, the Queen's other official residence, being opened to the public to help pay for the restoration work.