20 years since castle fire

On 20th November 2012 it will be 20 years since the Windsor Castle fire.

Looking back on the day Windsor Castle caught fire

It is 20 years this week since a fire swept through Windsor Castle.

The damage took five years and £35 million to restore. In the first of a series of special reports,

Mike Pearse looks back at the day the castle caught fire.

He spoke to Windsor resident Roger Cunningham, safety consultant and former firefighter Bob Ward and former Berkshire County Councillor Roger Carter

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Twenty-year anniversary of Windsor Castle fire

Parts of Windsor Castle are shrouded in scaffolding eight weeks after fire ripped through the Chapel and some of the state apartments.
Parts of Windsor Castle are shrouded in scaffolding eight weeks after fire ripped through the Chapel and some of the state apartments. Credit: PA

On 20th November 2012 it will be 20 years since the Windsor Castle fire. The castle is the world's largest inhabited castle and is one of the official residences of the Queen.

The castle was severely damaged in the fire, which destroyed some of its most historic parts.

It took several years and a lot of money to repair the building.