LCC-LFB Caledonian Road fire station, North London
Built in 1909, fire station B69 Caledonian Road was located at 158-164 Copenhagen Street. Although relatively new, the adoption of motorised fire engines by the LFB led to a reduction in the number of stations required. A report in the 1920s recommended the permanent closure of 15 fire stations and B69 was one of the first to go.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
The Horrors of Home
A Captain, home on leave during World War I returns to his tranquil countryside village to discover it is now a hub of industry complete with belching chimneys, manufacturing armaments for the war. A home from home really.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet, at Max Gate
Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet, in the garden of his home at Max Gate in Dorchester, Dorset. Hardy designed the house, and his brother built it -- Hardy and his first wife Emma moved there in 1885. He can be seen here with his bicycle.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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