LFDCA-LFB Vintage fire engine in a Clapham street
A former Middlesex Fire Brigade pump escape which was visiting Clapham fire station. Middlesex was absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade in 1965 with the creation of the Greater London Council. This Dennis dual-purpose appliance was restored by fire service enthusiasts and used at displays and open days.. Here it is seen in a Clapham street with the 50 foot escape ladder slipped from the rear of the engine.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Palace of Justice, Damascus - Occupation by Sheriffian Army
Palace of Justice, Damascus - Occupation, after Damascus was captured from the Turks when Desert Mounted Corps and Prince Feisal's (later King of Iraq) Sherifial Hejaz Army encircled the city, after a cavalry pursuit northwards along the two main roads to Damascus. Date: 1918
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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VE Day celebrations: crowds in Whitehall
A page from The Illustrated London News, showing the crowds cheering Winston Churchill on the balcony of the Ministry of Health on VE-Day afternoon. Members of the War Cabinet can be seen acknowledging the cheering crowd.
8th May 1945
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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