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Choose from 137 pictures in our Purpose collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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LCC-LFB Dual purpose pump escape at Lambeth HQ

A Dennis F7 pump escape at Lambeth HQ, a classic postwar fire engine newly in service in London. It was powered by a 150 bhp 5.7 litre Rolls-Royce engine and served initially at Lambeth Fire Station, and latterly at other fire stations in SE London until it was retired in 1968. The F7 was a truly beautiful looking fire engine with a coach-built body and a fine road performance. Many F7s went into service in fire brigades throughout the UK.

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Quex Ambulance Q.2 used as a selling booth

Quex Ambulance Q.2 being used as a selling booth during War Weapons Week in Birchington. Major Powell-Cotton (in Homberg hat) is speaking to one of the women at the table, a man standing on the steps of the vehicle is turning to listen to him. A VAD nurse, wearing an overcoat, is standing near. Children are standing along both sides of the shot - small boys in flat caps, a girl in a bonnet. The purpose of War Weapons Week, which was held in many localities, was to raise money for the purpose of biuying military weapons for the war effort. Thje aim in Birchington was to raise enough money to buy an aeroplane. The event raised over 10, 000. This photograph is in the archive collection related to the Quex Park VAD Hospital. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Major Powell-Cotton was the VAD Transport Officer for the Isle of Thanet area, responsible for organising the transport of patients from the stations to the local hospitals. Date: 1918

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Selling War Certificates, Birchington

Hannah Powell-Cotton, in her uniform as Commandant of Birchington Voluntary Aid Detachment, sitting at a table selling War Certificates during War Weapons Week, a three day event held in Birchington 23-25 May 1918. The family at the table is that of Jack Hedge, Masseur at the Quex Park VAD Hospital. He is standing behind his daughter, and his wife is taking a piece of paper from Hannah Powell-Cotton. The purpose of War Weapons Week, which was held in many localities, was to raise money for the purpose of biuying military weapons for the war effort. Thje aim in Birchington was to raise enough money to buy an aeroplane. The event raised over 10, 000. This photograph is in the archive collection related to the Quex Park VAD Hospital. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Major Powell-Cotton was the VAD Transport Officer for the Isle of Thanet area, responsible for organising the transport of patients from the stations to the local hospitals. Date: 1918

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library