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Background imageHorsed Collection: Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon

Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon
Chris Reynolds was a fireman at Paddington fire station and a talented cartoon artist. He produced a series of LFB/MFB cartoons of which this is one

Background imageHorsed Collection: LFB horse drawn steamer at modern LFB review

LFB horse drawn steamer at modern LFB review
Lambeth, headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, hosted annual displays and regular reviews of the Brigade. A popular feature was the inclusion of the working Victorian Shand Mason horse drawn steam

Background imageHorsed Collection: Croydon Fire Brigade at Brigade HQ, Croydon Town

Croydon Fire Brigade at Brigade HQ, Croydon Town
The horse drawn steam pump form Croydon fire station. This was one of three stations in the Croydon Fire Brigade, the other two being Thornton Heath and South Norwood

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London

LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London
Bishopsgate fire station, located at 162 Bishopsgate, City of London, 10 July 1904, showing the combination of horse drawn and mechanised fire engines

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1

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

Background imageHorsed Collection: Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances
District Council of Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape

Background imageHorsed Collection: Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape, and a hose cart

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB Shadwell fire station, East London

LCC-MFB Shadwell fire station, East London
Opened in 1881, Shadwell fire station was located at 9 Glamis Road, Wapping. Seen here are the firemen posing with their two horse drawn escape carts

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth

LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth
Built by the London County Council, Kennington fire station was located in Renfrew Road, Lower Kennington, South London. Seen here are its horse drawn escape ladder

Background imageHorsed Collection: Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance

Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance
Firefighters of the Ealing Fire Brigade, West London, with a horse-drawn appliance, and a policeman standing alongside

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB horse-drawn steamer at Southwark

LCC-MFB horse-drawn steamer at Southwark
A horse-drawn steamer and crew at Southwark fire station, during the latter years of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (it was renamed the London Fire Brigade in 1904)

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB firefighters at Dulwich fire station

LCC-MFB firefighters at Dulwich fire station
Opened in 1892, Dulwich fire station was located at 250 Lordship Lane. The firefighters pose on the horse drawn steamer whilst a child looks out the first floor window

Background imageHorsed Collection: Kensington High Street, West London

Kensington High Street, West London. Streetscape showing old fashioned shop fronts. circa 1905

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB Brixton fire station, Stockwell, SW London

LCC-MFB Brixton fire station, Stockwell, SW London
Brixton fire station, located in Shepherds Lane, Ferndale Road, Brixton, built in 1867. Brixton firemen pose with their two engines (an escape cart and steamer pump)

Background imageHorsed Collection: Barnet Voluntary Fire Brigade with manual horse pump

Barnet Voluntary Fire Brigade with manual horse pump
The officers and firemen of the Barnet voluntary fire brigade with the manual horse drawn pump fire engine

Background imageHorsed Collection: Merryweather horsed steam pump and firewomen

Merryweather horsed steam pump and firewomen
A Merryweather horsed steam pump and firewomen

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB horse drawn steamer at Greenwich

LCC-MFB horse drawn steamer at Greenwich
A horse drawn steamer and crew at Greenwich fire station, Bisset Street, SE London, during the latter years of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (it was renamed the London Fire Brigade in 1904)

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB Dulwich fire station and horse steamer

LCC-MFB Dulwich fire station and horse steamer
A seven man crew from Dulwich fire station pose on the forecourt with their Merryweather steam pump. One member of a firemans family peers through the lace curtains of the accommodation at first

Background imageHorsed Collection: Oxford Street and Oxford Circus, London

Oxford Street and Oxford Circus, London. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageHorsed Collection: View of the traffic at Piccadilly Circus, London

View of the traffic at Piccadilly Circus, London. Date: circa 1905

Background imageHorsed Collection: Fire Brigade crews in procession with banners

Fire Brigade crews in procession with banners
Fire Brigade crews in procession in a street with horse-drawn vehicles and banners, with spectators lining the route. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageHorsed Collection: London Fire Brigade horse-drawn cart appliance

London Fire Brigade horse-drawn cart appliance, with a pair of white horses and crew of four. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB horse drawn escape cart and ladder

LCC-MFB horse drawn escape cart and ladder
A horse-drawn 50ft wheeled escape ladder. These could be very quickly slipped by the crew and extended up to a window. Their sole purpose was rescue, and these units

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-LFB horse drawn vehicle, South Croydon Fire Station

LCC-LFB horse drawn vehicle, South Croydon Fire Station
LCC-LFB horse drawn vehicle and crew outside South Croydon Fire Station. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-LFB horse drawn vehicles outside a fire station

LCC-LFB horse drawn vehicles outside a fire station, with crew on board, and policemen standing on either side. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageHorsed Collection: Willesden Local Board Fire Brigade turnout

Willesden Local Board Fire Brigade turnout, with horse-drawn vehicles and ladders. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageHorsed Collection: Horse-drawn steamer leaving headquarters 1900

Horse-drawn steamer leaving headquarters 1900
Call-out in the streets of London, a horse-drawn steamer leaving the headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, with a group of passers-by watching. Date: 1900

Background imageHorsed Collection: Croydon Fire Brigade, Thornton Heath horse fire engine

Croydon Fire Brigade, Thornton Heath horse fire engine
Thornton Heath was one of three stations in the Croydon Fire Brigade -- the other two were the main Croydon headquarters station and South Norwood

Background imageHorsed Collection: West Ham Fire Brigade, Plaistow fire station and steamer

West Ham Fire Brigade, Plaistow fire station and steamer
Plaistow fire station and steamer, belonging to West Ham Fire Brigade. Located to the east of the London Fire Brigade district, West Ham contained four fire stations of which Plaistow was one

Background imageHorsed Collection: Tram crossing Putney Bridge

Tram crossing Putney Bridge
View of a tram and a horse drawn cart crossing Putney Bridge over the River Thames, London. Date: C. 1910

Background imageHorsed Collection: Sloane Square and Kings Road, London

Sloane Square and Kings Road, London
Sloane Square and Kings Road, Chelsea, London Date: C. 1905

Background imageHorsed Collection: LFB - a Shand Mason MFB steam pump and crew

LFB - a Shand Mason MFB steam pump and crew
Lambeth LFB headquarters hosted regular annual displays and reviews. A popular feature was the inclusion of the working Victorian horse-drawn steam fire pump with the crew in period dress

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB Escape cart stands ready in station

LCC-MFB Escape cart stands ready in station
A picture of an MFB headquarters station showing the escape cart, designed by Chief Officer Captain Wells, carrying the 50 foot wheeled escape

Background imageHorsed Collection: Last pair of horses used by London Fire Brigade

Last pair of horses used by London Fire Brigade
An historic and sad occasion for the London Fire Brigade in November 1921, when the Brigade said farewell to the last pair of horses (together with their horse-drawn fire engine)

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-MFB Red Cross Street fire station, City of London

LCC-MFB Red Cross Street fire station, City of London
Red Cross Street fire station, City of London, built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1900. It was one of four fire stations (plus a river station at Blackfriars)

Background imageHorsed Collection: Barnet Fire Brigade with fire fighting equipment

Barnet Fire Brigade with fire fighting equipment. Until 1903 there was only a voluntary fire brigade in Barnet. A purpose built fire station

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-LFB fire at Tufnell Park Road, North London

LCC-LFB fire at Tufnell Park Road, North London
London firefighters with a horse-drawn escape cart and a steamer pump at the scene of a house fire at 128 Tufnell Park Road, North London, 12 March 1907

Background imageHorsed Collection: LCC-LFB horse drawn steamer at drill, Southwark HQ

LCC-LFB horse drawn steamer at drill, Southwark HQ

Background imageHorsed Collection: Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance

Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance
Firefighters of the Ealing Fire Brigade, West London, with a horse-drawn appliance. Date: 1888

Background imageHorsed Collection: Shand Mason MFB horse-drawn steam pump and crew

Shand Mason MFB horse-drawn steam pump and crew
A Shand Mason MFB horse-drawn steam pump and crew, taking part in a special drill display given to chief officers of provincial fire brigades on 13 October 1937

Background imageHorsed Collection: Shand Mason Horsed Steamer, Bishopsgate, London

Shand Mason Horsed Steamer, Bishopsgate, London
A Shand Mason Horsed Steamer at Bishopsgate, London. Date: 1906

Background imageHorsed Collection: LFB horse-drawn steamer at modern review

LFB horse-drawn steamer at modern review
Lambeth LFB headquarters hosted regular annual displays and reviews. A popular feature was the inclusion of the working Victorian Shand Mason horse-drawn steam fire pump

Background imageHorsed Collection: The Limited and Freight Car of a mining comany

The Limited and Freight Car of a mining comany. Old fashioned freight vehicles

Background imageHorsed Collection: Prairie Schooner ready to start

Prairie Schooner ready to start. Transportation on the American Prairies

Background imageHorsed Collection: Life out in the American Prairie

Life out in the American Prairie. Date: C. 1910

Background imageHorsed Collection: World War One artillery moving down a London street

World War One artillery moving down a London street, as a crowd looks on. Date: C. 1914

Background imageHorsed Collection: The 2nd Life Guards

The 2nd Life Guards in the early 1900s. Date: 1900s

Background imageHorsed Collection: Asleep at the wheel

Asleep at the wheel
Weary & Waiting. Cabbys last hope. Date: c. 1910



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