Twisted chimney of Rose Inn, Peldon, after the East Anglian earthquake, 1884.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Pen and ink sketch showing damage caused to an inn at Peldon, Essex, by an earthquake which happened at 9 am on Tuesday 22nd April 1884. The roof of the inn had its tiles removed and the walls cracked and bulged. One stack went straight through the centre of the roof and down into the basement. This was the most serious earthquake for four centuries in England, and occurred during a time of apparently heightened seismic activity around the world.