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Background imageHoses 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 imageHoses Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageHoses Collection: Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)

Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)
About 1000 of the pumps were built on a Bedford chassis and most were capable of pumping water at 700 gallons per minute. Here a heavy unit and crew are undertaking hose drills at Lambeth

Background imageHoses Collection: Tower Bridge jams in summer heat

Tower Bridge jams in summer heat
Tower Bridge, London, jams when the metal expands in the summer heat on 2 July 1968. The bridge is closed for two hours while firefighters cool it down with their hoses

Background imageHoses Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageHoses Collection: IRA bombing of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster

IRA bombing of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster
The fire started after the IRA planted an explosive device in Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, 17 June 1974. The 20 lb explosive device caused extensive damage

Background imageHoses Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender

GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageHoses Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender

GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageHoses Collection: LFB and London Salvage Corps at a serious fire

LFB and London Salvage Corps at a serious fire
With 25 pumps attending a serious fire at Eversholt House, 163 Eversholt Street, NW1, the London Salvage Corps bring in reinforcements to deal with the effects of firefighting operations

Background imageHoses Collection: LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2

LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2
Three firemen died fighting this blaze in a Covent Garden warehouse in Langley Street. The first crews to arrive, from Clerkenwell fire station, found the warehouse well alight

Background imageHoses Collection: LCC-LFB changeover from brass to cork fire helmets

LCC-LFB changeover from brass to cork fire helmets
Two firemen in the foreground wearing new style cork helmets and Proto Mark IV breathing apparatus sets. The man on the right is from Station 34, Shadwell

Background imageHoses Collection: LFB at 25 pump fire, warehouse in Fulham

LFB at 25 pump fire, warehouse in Fulham
LFB firefighters in action at a fire in Fulham, where 100 tons of paraffin wax ignited in a riverside warehouse. The major blaze required 25 pumps

Background imageHoses Collection: NFS training / instructional photo, use of hose, WW2

NFS training / instructional photo, use of hose, WW2
How not to make a length of rolled up hose flat -- dont jump on it!

Background imageHoses Collection: Mass jets at the LFB annual review at Lambeth HQ

Mass jets at the LFB annual review at Lambeth HQ
London firefighters from East London demonstrating mass jets during the Annual Review display at the Brigades headquarters. Lambeth, SE1

Background imageHoses Collection: Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8

Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8
London firefighters and the London Salvage Corps (in the long coats) at the scene of a fire involving shops and dwellings in Wandsworth Road, Clapham, SW8, on 9 September 1959. Date: 1959

Background imageHoses 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 imageHoses Collection: Firefighters at scene of fire at Staples Corner

Firefighters at scene of fire at Staples Corner, NW London

Background imageHoses Collection: GLC-LFB Centenary Royal Review at Lambeth HQ

GLC-LFB Centenary Royal Review at Lambeth HQ
To celebrate the 100 years of the London Fire Brigade, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip reviewed the London Fire Brigade at Lambeth headquarters

Background imageHoses Collection: LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire

LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire
Firefighters in action at Messrs Woolf, a furniture store in Hackney, East London

Background imageHoses 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 imageHoses 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 imageHoses 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 imageHoses 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 imageHoses 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 imageHoses Collection: LCC-LFB Serious office fire, Farringdon Street EC4

LCC-LFB Serious office fire, Farringdon Street EC4
Two turntable ladders deployed at an office building fire in Farringdon Street, City of London, 16 November 1934. The top of the turntable ladder on the left is totally engulfed in the swirling black

Background imageHoses Collection: Massey Shaw fireboat demonstrates pumping

Massey Shaw fireboat demonstrates pumping
Moored at its Blackfriars river station on the Victoria Embankment, the newly commissioned Massey Shaw fireboat demonstrates its massive pumping capacity by discharging a vast amount of water

Background imageHoses 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 imageHoses Collection: LCC- MFB Blackheath fire station

LCC- MFB Blackheath fire station
Blackheath fire station, located at Brigade Street, Tranquil Vale, SE3 (very near the Mary Evans Picture Library), with the escape ladder stored at the side

Background imageHoses Collection: WW2, Firemen At The Blitz

WW2, Firemen At The Blitz
An illustration of a foreground fireman battling a blaze during a blitz of WW2, others are blasting their hoses towards a row of houses behind. Date: circa 1941

Background imageHoses Collection: Window display of Dunlop oil and Marine hoses

Window display of Dunlop oil and Marine hoses
Window display of Dunlop oil & Marine hoses Date: 1973

Background imageHoses 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 imageHoses 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 imageHoses Collection: London firefighters training at Brigade HQ, Lambeth SE1

London firefighters training at Brigade HQ, Lambeth SE1
LCC-LFB firefighters (recruits) undergoing pump training in the drill yard of Brigade HQ. Hard suction hose is being connected to the open topped pump

Background imageHoses Collection: Submarine divers 1869

Submarine divers 1869
Divers wearing diving armour with flexible arms and helmet with eye-plates of strong glass, with a fresh supply of oxygen been pumped in through a long hose to allow the operator to say under

Background imageHoses Collection: First Steam Fire Engine, England

First Steam Fire Engine, England
First Steam Fire Engine constructed in England, by Braithwaite and Ericsson, inventors and constructors of London. Date: 1830

Background imageHoses Collection: First Steam Fire Engine, USA

First Steam Fire Engine, USA
First Steam Fire Engine constructed in the United States of North America, by Paul R Hodge, inventor and constructor of New York. Date: 1840

Background imageHoses 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 imageHoses 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 imageHoses Collection: Firemen at Work Date: 1880

Firemen at Work Date: 1880

Background imageHoses 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 imageHoses Collection: LFCDA-LFB Woolworths fire, Crystal Palace SE19

LFCDA-LFB Woolworths fire, Crystal Palace SE19
Fifteen pumps were called to deal with a major blaze in the Woolworths store in Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, that seriously damaged the store

Background imageHoses Collection: NFS (London Region) Aldwych V1 bombing attack, WW2

NFS (London Region) Aldwych V1 bombing attack, WW2
The aftermath of a V1 flying bomb attack on the Air Ministry in the Aldwych, that killed 48 people

Background imageHoses Collection: NFS training / instructional photo, a hose becket, WW2

NFS training / instructional photo, a hose becket, WW2
An instructional photo showing a hose becket in use, securing a line of charged hose to a fire brigade ladder just below the open drill tower window

Background imageHoses Collection: Cottage on fire, Exminster, Devon

Cottage on fire, Exminster, Devon
Fire-fighting on behalf of the Dawlish (Devon) County Fire Service: a fireman hoses down a burning thatched cottage at Exminster. Date: 1960s

Background imageHoses 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 imageHoses 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 imageHoses 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 imageHoses 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



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