Church fire in Fleet

What a very sad affair.

Meeting my family

Fire destroys roof of All Saints Church, Fleet Fire destroys roof of All Saints Church, Fleet

This news story caught my eye yesterday. After a few checks online I think it is the church my grandparents were married in. Looking at their marriage certificate, I see they were married at All Saints Church, Fleet on 19 December 1915.

Marriage Certificate of Joseph Taylor Dinnis and Annie Cleeve. 19 December 1915 Marriage Certificate of Joseph Taylor Dinnis and Annie Cleeve.
19 December 1915

This is also confirmed in the Surrey, England, Marriages Index, and the England and Wales FreeBMD Index lists their wedding in the district of Hartley Wintney which is just two and a half miles from Fleet.

It is a very sad story, police and the fire services were called to the church around 5.50pm on 22 June 2015. The church was devastated by the fire which destroyed it’s roof. Five fire engines were called to the blaze, which took over three hours to get under control. The church…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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