Ruin at 4a Somerset Avenue

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Title

Ruin at 4a Somerset Avenue

Description

"This ruin at 4a Somerset Avenue, Kingston 16, recently housed a dry-cleaning establishment, a tailor shop and a four bedroom house. But all was totally destroyed by fire on Monday. The ex-occupants of the house reported that at about 3:30 a.m. on Monday they were awakened by strange sounds and realised that attempts were being made to enter the premises. The two women were afraid and did not venture outside until they were forced to do so by fire some time afterwards. Dry cleaning establishment owner, Clive Wellington and tailor shop owner Clifford Clayton said that their losses run into thousands of dollars and an equipment and machines were destroyed. They were not insured."

Subject

Fires; Arson; Kingston (Jamaica)

Creator

Herbert Hewett (Daily News)

Date

5-Nov-1975

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - Fires, Jamaica - Kingston & St. Andrew

Identifier

D0006585

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

Citation

Herbert Hewett (Daily News), “Ruin at 4a Somerset Avenue,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed July 4, 2020, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/4987.