LCC-LFB, Cannon Street fire station, City of London
The Cannon Street fire station was opened in 1906. Seen here is the appliance room. Fire brigade horses were by now being replaced by motorised fire appliances, but the stalls for the horses which pulled the horse drawn turntable ladder can be seen behind the electric-driven escape van. The batteries for this escape-van were stored under the engine's bonnet and the fire engine weighed about two tons. The power driven pump and pump-escape and horse drawn turntable ladder await the next call.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Market square, Mafeking, South Africa
Market square in Mafeking (Mahikeng, Mafikeng), NW Province, South Africa, with people and stalls, with shops in the distance. Date: circa 1910s
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The Stratford-on-Avon Mops
The two Statute of Mop Fairs in Stratford-on-Avon are held on the day after Michaelmas Day and the second Friday in October - their institution dates back to the days of Richard I, and there is no doubt that Shakespeare attended them, took part in the games and tasted the ox-roasts turned on spits in temporary brick fire places in the streets. A "mop" is a statute fair for the hiring of domestic servants and farm labourers, and contracts made were binding for one year: the word "mop" derives from the old custom of maid-servants bringing their badge of office with them to the fairs. The men and women hired at these fairs were called Johnnies and Mollies. The old "fairings", that is large sticks of sweets, generally cinnamon or peppermint flavouring, appear on the brightly-lighted stalls.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans