10th September 1855 - Salisbury celebrates fall of Sebastopol

On the 10th September 1855 celebrations were held for the fall of Sebastopoll.[1]”. The end of the siege at Sebastapol was the last decisive event in the Crimean War.

TJ Northey describes the celebrations

The entry of the allies into the city of Sevastapol* took place on September 8th, 1855. The news of the fall of that city soon reached England, and on the 10th there was great rejoicing in Salisbury at the event. The church towers rocked once more with the swinging bells, clanging forth their joyous music ; and the picturesque old Market Place was lighted up with the flames of a roaring bonfire when evening came, whilst four days later there was a display of fireworks in the Cricket Ground to celebrate the same event[2].
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Footnotes

[1] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.

[2] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.

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