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. The display included a representation of 17th century Insurance Company firemen in action. London's Junior firemen (16-18 years old) took the part of the insurance firemen, and fire engines and equipment of the period were used for the display.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Corinne Griffith impersonates speed -The Lilies of the Field
Corinne Griffith (1894-1979), dancer and actress known as the 'orchid lady of the screen' pictured in a scene from the Alexander Korda film, 'The Lilies of the Field.' She plays a show-girl who takes part in a modernistic ballet mechanique and, dressed in silver tights, represented the figure of Speed on a radiator cap of a gigantic automobile. The men were dressed to represent robots.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
HMS Marlborough - Duke of Marlborough on gun tampions
HMS Marlborough - Carved portrait of the Duke of Marlborough on the tampions of the BL 13.5-inch Mk V naval guns. HMS Marlborough was an Iron Duke-class battleship of the British Royal Navy, named in honour of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Built at Devonport Royal Dockyard between January 1912 and June 1914 and entered service just prior to First World War. Assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet after the war, Marlborough took part in the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War (in the Black Sea 191920). She was also involved in the Greco-Turkish War. Date: 1923
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection