GLC-LFB - Ford Cortina staff car at Lambeth HQ
The GLC-LFB was created on 1st April 1965. A series of pictures was commissioned, photographing each type of fire engine and other vehicle either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade. The Ford Cortina staff car was stationed at Lambeth HQ and would have taken senior officers to emergency incidents as well as transport them on their official duties. The removable flashing beacon is visible on the car's roof.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Telegraph House notice, home of Bertrand Russell
Telegraph House notice -- private road, please drive slowly, children, no right of way. The house was constructed on the site of a West Sussex semaphore-station. It was the home of Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) and Dora (his second wife), and the location of their progressive Beacon Hill School, established in 1927. Date: circa 1960s
© Mary Evans Picture Library/David Lewis Hodgson
How wireless beacons guide ships in the fog
The Marconi invention can determine distance of the ship from the beacon to steer the vessel into a Harbour during foggy weather. The shore transmitter operates on wave-lengths of about 60 centimetres, and its signals are received in two ways on board ship, one by headphones or loud-speaker, and the other by the movement of a needle on the galvanometer-dial fixed in a prominent postion before the navigator.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans