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Thread #149313 Message #3474798
Posted By: Megan L
02-Feb-13 - 07:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: Death Trap Schoolrooms
Subject: RE: BS: Death Trap Schoolrooms
Glasgow earned the unfortunate soubriquet of "Tinderbox City" there is a good book on the work of the fire services called tinderbox heros covering the cities post war years covering events like the Graftons clothing store fire in 1948 if i remember rightly it was 13 young women shop assistants lost their life through Cheepside whisky bond in which 19 members of the fire service lost their lives and the one I remember the James Watt Street factory again in an old bond building with iron bars on the windows in which 22 people died.
The point is bad things happen we can do our best to make places safer but when people are strugling to pay rent food and services how much extra will they be willing to pay for precautionary expenditure that may never occur?