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Southwark Collection

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Pearly Kings & Queens

Pearly Kings & Queens
A procession of pearly Kings and Queens, Southwark, London

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Southwark Cathedral 1661

Southwark Cathedral 1661
Southwark Cathedral: St Saviours (formerly St Mary Overy)

Background imageSouthwark Collection: London Life: Costermonger Pearly Kings and Queens, Southwark

London Life: Costermonger Pearly Kings and Queens, Southwark Date: circa 1940

Background imageSouthwark Collection: London Fire Engine Establishment, list of fire stations

London Fire Engine Establishment, list of fire stations
Formed in 1833, the LFEE took over firefighting in London from the various Insurance Company fire brigades. It had 19 fire stations and its headquarters was located at Watling Street, City of London

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Southwark Fair / Hogarth

Southwark Fair / Hogarth
Southwark Fair Various performers compete to attract the publics attention

Background imageSouthwark Collection: London arms and seals

London arms and seals
The Arms and Common Seals of the Metropolitan Boroughs of London and of the City of London, with a block map showing their boundaries

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LFDCA-LFB Lambeth HQ and Lambeth river station

LFDCA-LFB Lambeth HQ and Lambeth river station
A modernised Lambeth river fire station and the new fireboat London Phoenix, seen here from the north bank of the River Thames

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-LFB Fire display at Brigade HQ Southwark

LCC-LFB Fire display at Brigade HQ Southwark
The London Fire Brigade encouraged, for very many years, a good public image by opening its doors to the public to special fire brigade displays

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1

LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1
The new headquarters of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) opened in 1878 under its Chief Officer Captain Eyre Massey Shaw

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Mint Street Workhouse, Southwark, south London

Mint Street Workhouse, Southwark, south London
View of the entrance (right of centre) to the St Saviours Union workhouse on Mint Street, Southwark, south London. Passers-by include a man carrying a small child

Background imageSouthwark Collection: A tug boat passes under Southwark Bridge, London

A tug boat passes under Southwark Bridge, London
A tug boat passes under the newly re-opened Southwark Bridge on the Thames River in London, 1921. St Pauls Cathedral is seen silhouetted in the background. 1921

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-MFB horse-drawn steamer at Southwark

LCC-MFB horse-drawn steamer at Southwark
A horse-drawn steamer and crew at Southwark fire station, during the latter years of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (it was renamed the London Fire Brigade in 1904)

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-LFB Dennis motorised fire pump and crew

LCC-LFB Dennis motorised fire pump and crew
The introduction of the Dennis fire appliances would see the creation of dual-purpose fire engines capable of carrying either the 50 foot wheeled escape or, as here, adapted as a pump

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade

Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade
The headquarters of the London Fire Brigade on Southwark Bridge Road, with two horse-drawn fire engines passing in front, and passers by standing on both pavements

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London

Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London
Ward blocks at Southwark Military Hospital which, during the First World War, was established in the St Saviours workhouse infirmary

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Clink Street, London

Clink Street, London
Close to Southwark Cathedral, Clink Street was the site of the Clink Prison where, in the 16th century, heretics were held; the bridges are used for transportation of goods

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-MFB funeral of Fireman Martin Sprague

LCC-MFB funeral of Fireman Martin Sprague
View of the funeral procession of Fireman Martin Sprague, who was killed in a fire. Showing the start of the procession from MFB headquarters in Southwark Bridge Road to Highgate Cemetery in North

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Pilgrims Depart / Chaucer

Pilgrims Depart / Chaucer
The Canterbury Pilgrims depart the Tabard Inn, Southwark and head away from London into Kent

Background imageSouthwark Collection: England / London / General

England / London / General
The City of London, with Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, and Old St Pauls in the distance

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-MFB Headquarters station at Southwark SE1

LCC-MFB Headquarters station at Southwark SE1
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade was created in 1866, having replaced the former London Fire Engine Establishment brigade. It moved from its former Watling Street HQ to the Southwark site due to

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London

Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London
The entrance to Southwark Military Hospital which, during the First World War, was established in the St Saviours workhouse infirmary

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LFB Athletic Association Boxing Tournament programme

LFB Athletic Association Boxing Tournament programme
LFB Athletic Association Members Boxing Tournament programme for 19 November 1925

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Queen Elizabeth II opening the new LFB Headquarters

Queen Elizabeth II opening the new LFB Headquarters
Queen Elizabeth II with Commissioner Ronald James Dobson at the opening of the new London Fire Brigade Headquarters at 169 Union Street, London SE1

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Uniform for School Team. Southwark Training Centre

Uniform for School Team. Southwark Training Centre

Background imageSouthwark Collection: City of London handcart with scrap bomb metal, WW2

City of London handcart with scrap bomb metal, WW2
WW2 - City of London Corporation handcart containing scrap metal, including bomb ordinance, Southwark Bridge, London. The cart also contains iron railings and general household metalwork

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Christmas scene at the Evelina Childrens Hospital

Christmas scene at the Evelina Childrens Hospital
Christmas comes but once a year -- a scene at the Evelina Childrens Hospital, founded in Southwark, London, in 1869. A sick little girl is visited by her mother and younger sister

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Newington Causeway

Newington Causeway
An early 20th century view of Newington Causeway, a road in Southwark, London, between the Elephant and Castle and Borough High Street. Date: 1908

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Southwark Cavalry

Southwark Cavalry. Aquatint by and after Thomas Rowlandson, 1799 (c). From a volume of 86 aquatints entitled ?Loyal Volunteers of London and Environs

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Richard K. Causton MP, Vanity Fair, Spy

Richard K. Causton MP, Vanity Fair, Spy
RICHARD KNIGHT CAUSTON, 1st Baron Southwark (1843-1929) British businessman and Liberal politician. MP for Colchester and later for Southwark West, a seat he held for 26 years

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-LFB Dual purpose appliances (pump escape)

LCC-LFB Dual purpose appliances (pump escape)
Introduced into the London Fire Brigade in 1934, dual purpose appliances meant that the ladders the fire engines carried were interchangeable

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Fire in Southwark, London, 1926

Fire in Southwark, London, 1926
Photograph showing members of the London Fire Brigade tackling a blaze at Samuel Ward & Co.s paint and varnish warehouse in Great Guildford Street, Southwark, August 1926

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Tabard Inn, Southwark

Tabard Inn, Southwark
Southwark: the Tabard Inn as it looked in 1810: several centuries earlier, Chaucers pilgrims left for Canterbury from here

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Southwark and London Bridge, London

Southwark and London Bridge, London
View of Southwark and London Bridge, with St Saviours Church, Suffolk House, and the High Street

Background imageSouthwark Collection: St Patricks Day Parade, Lambeth, London

St Patricks Day Parade, Lambeth, London, near Southwark, County of London, England. Showing what is now the London Nautical School Date: 1910s

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark

LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark
An early electric wheeled escape ladder vehicle, Cedes battery-driven pump/50ft escape, based at Bow fire station, seen here in the drill yard at Southwark Headquarters

Background imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark HQ

LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark HQ
An early electric wheeled ladder escape vehicle, a Cedes battery-driven pump/50 foot escape, based at Bow fire station, seen here in the drill yard of Southwark Headquarters

Background imageSouthwark 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 imageSouthwark Collection: LCC-LFB Motorised pump escape at Southwark HQ

LCC-LFB Motorised pump escape at Southwark HQ
The pump escape of No 1 station, the Brigade Headquarters fire station located at Southwark Bridge Road SE1. The adoption of motorised fire engines by the LFB would lead to a reduction in the number

Background imageSouthwark Collection: London Bridge 1910

London Bridge 1910
Looking south. Date: 1910

Background imageSouthwark Collection: New London Bridge Open

New London Bridge Open
The opening of new London Bridge - barges on the Thames, crowds on the shore, flags flying and a balloon over Southwark cathedral

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Es Talbot / Vfair 1904

Es Talbot / Vfair 1904
EDWARD STUART TALBOT Bishop of (in turn) Rochester, Southwark and Winchester

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Marshalsea Prison

Marshalsea Prison
The Marshalsea Prison, mainly a debtors prison, was in the Borough High Street, Southwark, as shown on the map

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Thames / Southwark / St Paul

Thames / Southwark / St Paul
The Thames at the Southwark foreshore, with St Pauls Cathedral in the background

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Thames at Southwark Br

Thames at Southwark Br
The Thames at Southwark Bridge, with Cannon Street station in the background : a winter scene with snow

Background imageSouthwark Collection: Map of London, 1952

Map of London, 1952
Map of London in 1952. 1952

Background imageSouthwark Collection: George Inn, Southwark, London

George Inn, Southwark, London

Background imageSouthwark Collection: The George Inn, Southwark, London, Victorian period

The George Inn, Southwark, London, Victorian period

Background imageSouthwark Collection: 1832 Victorian Map of Southwark

1832 Victorian Map of Southwark



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