LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1
The new headquarters of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) opened in 1878 under its Chief Officer Captain Eyre Massey Shaw. With the creation of the London County Council in 1889 it became responsible for the capital's fire service and the MFB changed its name to the London Fire Brigade. Seen here is the HQ engine house with its horse drawn escape cart and two horse drawn steam driven pumps. They were first introduced into the London Fire Engine Establishment (the forerunner of the MFB) in 1860.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Driven From Home by Gilbert Hastings Macdermott
Driven From Home by G. H. Macdermott (27 February 1845 8 May 1901). First produced at the Grecian Theatre on 31st July 1871. It was expanded by an unknown playwright and produced at the Grand Theatre in Birmingham on 10th October 1884 and then at the Pavilion Theatre on 14th June 1886. It was adapted by one of the Melville brothers around 1900. The caption reads: Wife and Daughter. Laura Raybrook is driven from home by her father, seated left, out into the snow, right, for marrying a man of whom he disapproves. Date: 1880s 1890s ?
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
C' Squadron half-track wading ashore
Photograph: 'C' Squadron half-track wading ashore. Shows a half-track being driven through the water loaded with equipment and three men aboard. From a photograph album containing 210 photographs compiled by Maj Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944. Photographs are of locations in England and France. Associated with World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945). Date: 1944
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library