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Hosepipe Collection

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- St Bride Street and Farringdon Street, with firefighters at work in a smoky atmosphere and pedestrians walking by

Background imageHosepipe Collection: LCC-LFB Leyland Metz 100 foot turntable ladder

LCC-LFB Leyland Metz 100 foot turntable ladder
Lambeths (D61) turntable ladder at its base station, displayed in the Brigade headquarters drill yard. The hose line, when the TL is used as a water tower

Background imageHosepipe Collection: London firefighters at work in Hampstead High Street

London firefighters at work in Hampstead High Street
London firefighters at work outside a Woolworths building in Hampstead High Street, north-west London (11 May 1946). General aerial view of the front of the premises after the fire has been

Background imageHosepipe Collection: LFB major control unit in operation at a fire

LFB major control unit in operation at a fire
LFB firefighters in action, and a major Control Unit vehicle in attendance at a fire, 7 October 1955. The Control Unit had its own dedicated operational staff

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Firefighters in action with hosepipes, Shad Thames, SE1

Firefighters in action with hosepipes, Shad Thames, SE1
Firefighters in action with hosepipes at night, at a fire in Shad Thames, 19 February 1958, at the premises of Corry & Co, showing the Gainsford Street/Maguire Street corner of the building

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, WW2

Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, WW2
Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, SE London, 12 September 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey, WW2

Blitz in London -- Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action with fire engines and hosepipes at Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey Wall, on 12 August 1944. Date: 1944

Background imageHosepipe Collection: New German incendiary bomb by G. H. Davis

New German incendiary bomb by G. H. Davis
Details of the new German explosive incendiary bomb produced during the Second World War. Explanatory drawings showing how the bomb is constructed, and the proper methods of tackling it. Date: 1942

Background imageHosepipe Collection: NFS - Home Office hose tests at Wimbledon, WW2

NFS - Home Office hose tests at Wimbledon, WW2
London Region NFS/AFS firefighters assisting in Home Office trials to improve water delivery systems to emergency dams and onto fires after the fire service was nationalised in August 1941

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters, WW2

Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters, WW2
Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters at work with hoses following a bombing raid. Date: 1940s

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Firefighting at Eccleston Place, Victoria, London SW1

Firefighting at Eccleston Place, Victoria, London SW1
Firefighting at the Scripture Gift Mission, Naval & Military Bible Society, Eccleston Place, Victoria, London, on 23 April 1956, where there had also been an explosion

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Crew of the Bexleyheath Fire Brigade, Kent

Crew of the Bexleyheath Fire Brigade, Kent, with fire engine and hose

Background imageHosepipe Collection: London Fire Brigade Firemen Firefighting Firefighters

London Fire Brigade Firemen Firefighting Firefighters
london, fire, brigade, firemen, firefighting, firefighters, lfb, light, alloy, hose, hoses, hosepipe, hosepipes, ramps, ramp, protect, protecting, protection, marked, dead, slow, equipment, metal

Background imageHosepipe Collection: LFB light alloy hose ramps

LFB light alloy hose ramps, marked DEAD SLOW -- one pair of four-foot end sections assembled to bridge two lines of 2.75 inch hose

Background imageHosepipe Collection: LFB firefighters in action in a London street

LFB firefighters in action in a London street
LFB firefighters in action with ladders and hoses at a fire in a London street. Date: mid-20th century

Background imageHosepipe Collection: London Fire Brigade firemen on a fireboat, River Thames

London Fire Brigade firemen on a fireboat, River Thames
London Fire Brigade firemen operating a hosepipe on a fireboat on the River Thames, with St Pauls Cathedral in the background. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageHosepipe Collection: LCC-LFB Leyland Metz 100 foot turntable ladder

LCC-LFB Leyland Metz 100 foot turntable ladder
Lambeths (D61) turntable ladder on display in a park. The hose line, when the TL is used as a water tower, is lying over the side of the extending ladders ready for use. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageHosepipe Collection: WW2 greetings card, firemen

WW2 greetings card, firemen
WW2 pop-up greetings card, firemen (NFS, National Fire Service). Date: circa 1942

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- firefighters in action with hose, WW2

Blitz in London -- firefighters in action with hose, WW2
Blitz in London -- a group of firefighters in action with a hosepipe, surrounded by rubble. Date: 1940s

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- Taylors Depository, Southwark

Blitz in London -- Taylors Depository, Southwark
Blitz in London -- furniture removed from Taylors Great Central Depository in St Georges Road, Southwark, on 31 January 1941, and piled up in the street

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- Oxford Street after an air raid, WW2

Blitz in London -- Oxford Street after an air raid, WW2
Blitz in London -- the aftermath of a nights bombing on Central London and the West End, 18 September 1940. The John Lewis department store (left) was destroyed

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- Chiesmans, Lewisham High Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- Chiesmans, Lewisham High Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- a firefighter, wearing an oilskin coat, damping down the aftermath of an incendiary bomb attack on Chiesmans depository in Lewisham High Street, SE13

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Cats and dogs with hosepipe on a cutout New Year card

Cats and dogs with hosepipe on a cutout New Year card
Cats and dogs with a hosepipe on a three-dimensional cutout New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Southern Railway Firemen

Southern Railway Firemen
Firefighters working for Southern Railway spray water onto the roof of a train. Southern Railway employed eighty A.F.S. men in order to fight fires caused by Luftwaffe incendiary bombs. 1940

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Fire at Chinacraft store, Oxford Street, London

Fire at Chinacraft store, Oxford Street, London
LFB firefighters in attendance at the Chinacraft store, 499 Oxford Street, London, on 28 July 1958. A fire had occurred in the basement area. A policeman keeps pedestrians and traffic moving past

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in Plymouth -- St Andrews Parish Church, WW2

Blitz in Plymouth -- St Andrews Parish Church, WW2
Blitz in Plymouth -- the smouldering remains of St Andrews Parish Church, bombed and badly damaged in March 1941. The church was restored, and reconsecrated in November 1957. Date: 1941

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- gas works, Old Kent Road, WW2

Blitz in London -- gas works, Old Kent Road, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action with hoses at a gas works, Old Kent Road, SE London, on 7 September 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- Britannia Row, Islington, WW2

Blitz in London -- Britannia Row, Islington, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action at the premises of Hill & Co, Britannia Row, Islington, damaged by bombing on 22 March 1944. General view at the rear of the building. Date: 1944

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- Shoe Lane, WW2

Blitz in London -- Shoe Lane, WW2
Blitz in London -- men at work with hosepipes in Shoe Lane, City of London, during the Second World War. Date: 1940s

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Bomb damage, Marlow Road, East Ham, WW2

Bomb damage, Marlow Road, East Ham, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage in Marlow Road, East Ham, London, 28 November 1944, with firefighters and rescue workers. Date: 1944

Background imageHosepipe Collection: London Fire Brigade photographer at work

London Fire Brigade photographer at work
London Fire Brigade fireman-photographer at work, with hosepipes trained on a burning building

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- Westminster Bridge Road, WW2

Blitz in London -- Westminster Bridge Road, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action with hoses at John Oakey & Sons, Westminster Bridge Road. The building is at risk, as the wall is bulging. Date: 1940s

Background imageHosepipe Collection: NFS firefighter under-running a fire hose, WW2

NFS firefighter under-running a fire hose, WW2
A London Region NFS firefighter in an instructional photograph demonstrating the correct method of under-running (which removes the water from inside the hose) prior to rolling the hose up after use

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London - Firefighters at work with hosepipe, WW2

Blitz in London - Firefighters at work with hosepipe, WW2
Blitz in London - London firefighters damping down after enemy bombing caused serious fires which gutted this steel framed building

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2
Blitz in London -- No.6 Warehouse, Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe, 7 September 1940. Fire crews in action with five jets and a turntable ladder

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Blitz in London -- burnt out cargo ship, Rotherhithe, WW2

Blitz in London -- burnt out cargo ship, Rotherhithe, WW2
Blitz in London -- a close up of a burnt out cargo ship in the Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe, SE London. Firefighters continue to damp down hot-spots of fire within the ship

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Man at a wrought iron gate, Spain

Man at a wrought iron gate, Spain
Man at a decorative wrought iron gate, Spain. circa 1970

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - watering the flowers

Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - watering the flowers. circa 1910s

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Happy Families - Master Blaze

Happy Families - Master Blaze. circa 1940s

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Ukraine. Staryi Krym. Ozbek Han Mosque

Ukraine. Staryi Krym. Ozbek Han Mosque
Ukraine. Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Staryi Krym. Ozbek Han Mosque. 14th century. Exterior

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Street scene with fire crew, Punda, Curacao, West Indies

Street scene with fire crew, Punda, Curacao, West Indies
Street scene with fire crew near Wilhelmina Square, Punda, Curacao, West Indies, with a large department store, Casa Abady. Date: circa 1930

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Buildings after a fire on Guam, Western Pacific

Buildings after a fire on Guam, Western Pacific
Buildings after a fire on the American island of Guam, Western Pacific, with the Fire Chief in the foreground. Date: circa 1910

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Cartoon, London theatre managers as firemen

Cartoon, London theatre managers as firemen -- Something must be done to make the theatregoing public feel easy in their minds. Why not form a Managers Fire Brigade? 1881

Background imageHosepipe Collection: WW2 greetings card, firemen in action

WW2 greetings card, firemen in action
WW2 pop-up greetings card, firemen in action (NFS, National Fire Service). Date: circa 1942

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Fire at 13 Essex Road, Islington Green, N1

Fire at 13 Essex Road, Islington Green, N1
LFB firefighters in action at the premises of C F Anderson & Sons Ltd, Timber Merchants, 13 Essex Road, Islington Green, N1, on 13 September 1958

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Firefighters in breathing apparatus, Oxford Street, London

Firefighters in breathing apparatus, Oxford Street, London
LFB firefighters in breathing apparatus outside the main entrance to the Chinacraft store, 499 Oxford Street, London, on 28 July 1958. A fire had occurred in the basement area. Date: 1958

Background imageHosepipe Collection: Firefighters in action, Waterden Road, London N1

Firefighters in action, Waterden Road, London N1, 23 January 1956. The basement windows had been bricked up, which caused delay in reaching the seat of the fire



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