LCC-LFB Vehicle and equipment workshops complex
The Headquarters complex at Lambeth SE1 had extensive vehicle and equipment workshops. Maintenance, repair and restoration work could be undertaken by highly skilled mechanics and craftsmen. Ladders were built at the workshops, and hose and ropes cut and adapted to meet the Brigade's needs. Seen here is the vehicle repair workshop with appliances in varying stages of repair and maintenance.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
War Wounds Slowly Mending - repairs to towns in France
Restoring the devastated towns of Northern France. Montage of sketches by Helen McKie showing the careful rebuilding and restoration of towns in France devastated during the First World War. 1 - centre image - Workmen on one of the old houses in the Grand Place at Arras. Many of the picturesque houses of the 16th century were partially destroyed and great care was taken to preserve them as close to the original. 2. The new Lens. The whole countryside a mass of new houses - everywhere the work of rapid reconstruction in progress though the marks of war are still seen in the form of disused huts, ruins, unused shells and barbed wire. 3. Planting new trees along the road where nothing but the dead stumps of old ones remains. 4. In one of the old sleeping huts converted into an estaminet for workmen. Date: 1922
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Mudejar art. The hermitage of Humilladero. Guadalupe. Extrem
Mudejar art. The hermitage of Humilladero or of the Saint Cross. Built in the late 15th century in brick. Declared National Monument in 1931 and of cultural interest. Photo before restoration. Guadalupe. Extremadura. Spain.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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