After the barn had filled with an audience from Burwell and surrounding villages, the doors were nailed shut to prevent further people getting in. The Ipswich Journal of 26 February 1774 reported that "It is reported that an old man who died recently near Newmarket who just before his death confessed that he set fire to a barn at Burwell, Cambridgeshire on the 8th of September 1727 when no less than 80 persons lost their lives and that having an antipathy to the puppet showman was the cause of him committing the action." (8 September 1727)
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