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Background imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes Collection: Blitz in London -- Duke Street, Strand, WW2

Blitz in London -- Duke Street, Strand, WW2
Blitz in London -- fire crews at work with hosepipes in Duke Street, off the Strand, 17 April 1941. Date: 1941

Background imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes Collection: Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters at work, WW2

Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters at work, WW2
Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters at work with hosepipes. Date: 1940s

Background imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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 imageHosepipes 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

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters in action, Fanshaw Street, London N1

Firefighters in action, Fanshaw Street, London N1
Firefighters in action with turntable ladders and hosepipes at a building in Fanshaw Street, London N1, 28 February 1956. The fire had gone through the roof before the first appliance arrived

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters in action, Eagle Street, London WC1

Firefighters in action, Eagle Street, London WC1
Firefighters in action at a fire in Eagle Street, London WC1, 0738 hrs, 9 June 1955. In the initial stages an attempt was made to take a line of hose into the first floor via a loading bay door

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters in action with ladder and hosepipes

Firefighters in action with ladder and hosepipes
Firefighters in action at the scene of a fire with a turntable ladder and hosepipes. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters training with foam extinguisher

Firefighters training with foam extinguisher
Two firefighters training with a foam extinguisher. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters at Wansdown Place, London SW6

Firefighters at Wansdown Place, London SW6
Firefighters in action with hosepipes at a storage and maintenance works in Wansdown Place, Fulham, London SW6, 31 March 1956. Date: 1956

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Fire at Eccleston Place, Victoria, London SW1

Fire at Eccleston Place, Victoria, London SW1
The latter stage of a fire 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 imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters at Crabtree Lane, London SW6

Firefighters at Crabtree Lane, London SW6, 12 September 1956. They are turning over the large quantities of cardboard cartons which constituted the major portion of combustible material stored

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters in action with hosepipes, London

Firefighters in action with hosepipes, London
Firefighters in action with hosepipes at a blazing fire, London

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Engraving of firefighters in action at a burning building

Engraving of firefighters in action at a burning building
Engraving of firefighters in action at a fire, operating hosepipes and attempting to rescue a woman from the upper window of a burning building. Date: 1836

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Henry Simonis & Co fire appliances, Nuremberg, Germany

Henry Simonis & Co fire appliances, Nuremberg, Germany
Two Henry Simonis & Co fire appliances on a street in Nuremberg, Germany

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters in action, Mitre Wharf, Scrubs Lane, NW10

Firefighters in action, Mitre Wharf, Scrubs Lane, NW10
Firefighters in action with hosepipes at a rubber dump fire, Mitre Wharf, Scrubs Lane, NW10, on 5 June 1958. Date: 1958

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters in action, Victory Place, SE17

Firefighters in action, Victory Place, SE17
Firefighters in action with hosepipes during a fire at a warehouse in Victory Place, Southwark, SE17, on 27 April 1958. Seen here in the main entrance of the building -- two jets had been at work

Background imageHosepipes Collection: LFB-AFS Bikini raft fully inflated

LFB-AFS Bikini raft fully inflated
LFB-AFS fully inflated Bikini raft, with water being delivered through four hosepipes. The two-man crew are wearing life jackets

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters in action, Miles Street, Vauxhall, SW8

Firefighters in action, Miles Street, Vauxhall, SW8
Firefighters in action at the premises of Brunton & Co, lead manufacturers, in Miles Street, Vauxhall, SW8, on 6 March 1957. The first floor and roof were on fire when the first crews arrived

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters in action in Commercial Road, East London

Firefighters in action in Commercial Road, East London
Firefighters in action with hosepipes at business premises, 81/85 Commercial Road, East London, 18 June 1957. The first floor, a large tailors workshop

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Annual Review, turntable ladder demonstration, London HQ

Annual Review, turntable ladder demonstration, London HQ
LFB Annual Review at HQ, with a turntable ladder demonstration in the training yard. Date: 1957

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Firefighters in action with hosepipes, Poplar, East London

Firefighters in action with hosepipes, Poplar, East London
Firefighters in action with hosepipes at a fire in Simpsons Road, Poplar, East London, 25 January 1958. Showing the east side of Block D

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Gas explosion, Godliman Street, City of London

Gas explosion, Godliman Street, City of London
Results of a gas explosion in Godliman Street, City of London, on 4 August 1939, with firefighters in action with hosepipes. Date: 1939

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Three fire engines and crews, Hamburg, Germany

Three fire engines and crews, Hamburg, Germany
Three fire engines and their crews (Haupt Feuerwache), Hamburg, Germany, with a group of children on the right. Date: 1884

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Henry Simonis & Co fire appliance, Nuremberg, Germany

Henry Simonis & Co fire appliance, Nuremberg, Germany
A Henry Simonis & Co fire appliance, parked on a street in Nuremberg, Germany

Background imageHosepipes Collection: Three fire engines and crews, Hanover, Germany

Three fire engines and crews, Hanover, Germany
Three fire engines and their crews (Automobil-L� zug, Berufs-Feuerwehr-Hannover), Hanover, Germany



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