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Choose from 229 pictures in our Southwark 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 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. On Saturday afternoons, during the summer months, it was a regular feature to see displays at the Southwark Headquarters. As the picture shows it drew large, and frequently a boater-hatted, crowds. A motorised fire engine works two firefighting jets, while a turntable ladder is fully extended to the top of the drill tower. Where there was space to stand and watch the public took every opportunity to do so.

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

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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. The fire engine shown is a pump escape; however it could also carry a 30 foot extension ladder and be deemed a pump. The fire engine pictured is from No 1 station, Southwark, the headquarters fire station located at Southwark Bridge Road SE1.

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

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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 the vast expansion of the Brigade. Its first Chief Officer, Captain Eyre Massey Shaw, had this complex built as the new headquarters and No 1 fire station. It remained the Brigade Headquarters until 1937 when a new headquarters was opened in Lambeth. The gothic style frontage was demolished in the late 1960s by the Greater London Council but the fire station (now a museum) remains standing today.

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library