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Forerunner Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 36 pictures in our Forerunner collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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LCC-MFB Kennington fire station, London SE11

Built by the Metropolitan Board of Works (the forerunner of the London County Council) and opened in 1870, Kennington fire station was located in Refrew Road, Lower Kennington, Lambeth where it still stands. In 1918 two of its firemen were killed in a building blaze on the Albert Embankment. The adoption of motorised fire engines by the LFB led to a reduction in the number of stations required, and 15 were closed down in 1920, Kennington being one of them.

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

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LCC-MFB Sydenham fire station, Crystal Palace

Built by the Metropolitan Board of Works (the forerunner of the London County Council) and opened in 1869, Sydenham fire station was located on Crystal Palace Parade in the shadow of the Crystal Palace. Originally built by Sir Joseph Paxton in London's Hyde Park for the 1851 Great Exhibition, the iron and glass Palace was relocated to Penge Common, Sydenham Hill and the area took on a new name --Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace can be seen behind the fire station, together with a motorised fire engine at the side. The station was closed in 1915.

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

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LCC-LFB first emergency tender crew, Clerkenwell

It was more a dedicated breathing apparatus fire engine but is deemed to be the forerunner of the emergency tenders. This fire engine also had a petrol engine generator to supply the electric floodlights it also carried. This fire engine was based at Clerkenwell fire station. It soon proved its worth and improved enclosed models followed and the days of the emergency tender were born. The picture shows firemen wearing the Proto one hour self contained oxygen The crew are wearing the 'Proto' breathing apparatus introduced from 1908.

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library