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Background imageTurntable 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 imageTurntable Collection: NFS 60ft hand-operated turntable ladder, WW2

NFS 60ft hand-operated turntable ladder, WW2
An Austin K4-Merryweather 60 foot hand-operated turntable ladder (TL). A total of 50 such appliances were built and mounted on Austin K4 chassis for the Home Office between 1942 and 1943

Background imageTurntable Collection: GLC-LFB Fire in Lambeth Road, SE11

GLC-LFB Fire in Lambeth Road, SE11
A Merryweather turntable ladder stands ready whilst fire crews wearing Proto oxygen breathing apparatus tackle a blaze in Victoria House & Victoria Mansions, South Lambeth Road, South Lambeth

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Leyland Metz 100 foot turntable ladder

LCC-LFB Leyland Metz 100 foot turntable ladder
Lambeths (D61) turntable ladder at its base station, displayed in the Brigade headquarters drill yard. The hose line, when the TL is used as a water tower

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Lambeth fire station with appliances

LCC-LFB Lambeth fire station with appliances
Lambeth fire station (Brigade Headquarters) with pump-escape, pump and 100 foot turntable ladder. The station had three other appliances: an emergency tender, breakdown lorry and canteen van

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB engines and crews, Whitechapel fire station

LCC-LFB engines and crews, Whitechapel fire station
Located at 27 Commercial Road, East London, Whitechapel fire station opened in 1874. It was also a superintendent station (district headquarters) and was known as Station No 27

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London

LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London
The pump, pump escape and turntable ladder, with their crews, on the forecourt of Bishopsgate fire station, City of London

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB horse drawn 75ft turntable ladder (TL)

LCC-LFB horse drawn 75ft turntable ladder (TL)
Shand Mason (Blackfriars) supplied the London Fire Brigade with this hand operated 75 foot turntable ladder on a four wheel horse drawn carriage

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Major fire at Prudential Insurance Building

LCC-LFB Major fire at Prudential Insurance Building
Massive crowds gather to watch the London Fire Brigade fight the fire in the Prudential Assurance Company building located in High Holborn WC1, 16 June 1932

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Magirus (screw) 100ft turntable ladder

LCC-LFB Magirus (screw) 100ft turntable ladder
An example of the Dennis Morris Magirus turntable ladder in its fire station appliance room

Background imageTurntable Collection: LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire

LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire
Firefighters in action at Messrs Woolf, a furniture store in Hackney, East London

Background imageTurntable Collection: LFB major control unit in operation at a fire

LFB major control unit in operation at a fire
LFB firefighters in action, and a major Control Unit vehicle in attendance at a fire, 7 October 1955. The Control Unit had its own dedicated operational staff

Background imageTurntable Collection: NFS-London Region 100ft turntable with pump, WW2

NFS-London Region 100ft turntable with pump, WW2
A Merryweather turntable ladder fitted with an integral fire pump that feeds the monitor at the head of the ladder and therefore does not require a separate pumping appliance to feed it

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Kensington fire station, SW London

LCC-LFB Kensington fire station, SW London
Located in Old Court Place near Kensington Church Street, Kensington fire station retained a horse drawn turntable ladder until 1921 when it was finally replaced by a motorised version

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Serious office fire, Farringdon Street EC4

LCC-LFB Serious office fire, Farringdon Street EC4
Two turntable ladders deployed at an office building fire in Farringdon Street, City of London, 16 November 1934. The top of the turntable ladder on the left is totally engulfed in the swirling black

Background imageTurntable Collection: GLC-LFB Warehouse fire, Herring Street, London

GLC-LFB Warehouse fire, Herring Street, London
A serious warehouse fire in riverside wharfs and a turntable ladder at work in the distance. In the foreground salvage tenders from the London Salvage Corps are in attendance to mitigate damage

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB vehicle repair workshops, Lambeth HQ

LCC-LFB vehicle repair workshops, Lambeth HQ
The London Fire Brigade vehicle repair and maintenance workshops located within the extensive headquarters complex in Lambeth, SE1

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB in action at warehouse blaze

LCC-LFB in action at warehouse blaze
Two turntable ladders brought into action at a major warehouse fire with an LCC ambulance standing by in the foreground

Background imageTurntable Collection: London Fire Brigade turntable ladder

London Fire Brigade turntable ladder
A London Fire Brigade turntable ladder

Background imageTurntable Collection: W Heath Robinson - Peeling Potatoes by Gramophone

W Heath Robinson - Peeling Potatoes by Gramophone

Background imageTurntable Collection: Firefighting at Eccleston Place, Victoria, London SW1

Firefighting at Eccleston Place, Victoria, London SW1
Firefighting at the Scripture Gift Mission, Naval & Military Bible Society, Eccleston Place, Victoria, London, on 23 April 1956, where there had also been an explosion

Background imageTurntable Collection: Bonzo finds a joy wheel! by George Studdy

Bonzo finds a joy wheel! by George Studdy
Bonzo finds a joy wheel -- he goes round and round on a gramophone turntable, until he becomes too dizzy and falls off. Date: 1924

Background imageTurntable Collection: GLC-LFB - Turntable Ladder at Brigade HQ

GLC-LFB - Turntable Ladder at Brigade HQ
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageTurntable Collection: Tilling-Stevens petrol-electric turntable ladder

Tilling-Stevens petrol-electric turntable ladder. Tilling-Stevens developed their Petrol-electric transmission to avoid the reliability

Background imageTurntable Collection: Railway shed and turntable, Windermere, early 1900s

Railway shed and turntable, Windermere, early 1900s

Background imageTurntable Collection: Windermere railway engine shed and turntable

Windermere railway engine shed and turntable

Background imageTurntable Collection: Goschenen Railway Station, Switzerland, Victorian period

Goschenen Railway Station, Switzerland, Victorian period

Background imageTurntable Collection: Advert, Twin Deck Celebritone Gramophone

Advert, Twin Deck Celebritone Gramophone, complete installation £125 Date: 1929

Background imageTurntable Collection: West Ham turntable combination fire engine and escape

West Ham turntable combination fire engine and escape Date: 1935

Background imageTurntable Collection: A Fire Engine with a Turntable Ladder-pump

A Fire Engine with a Turntable Ladder-pump. Date: circa 1941

Background imageTurntable Collection: LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire

LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire
Firefighters in action at Messrs Woolf, a furniture store in Hackney, East London. Date: 1949

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Leyland Metz 100 foot turntable ladder

LCC-LFB Leyland Metz 100 foot turntable ladder
Lambeths (D61) turntable ladder on display in a park. The hose line, when the TL is used as a water tower, is lying over the side of the extending ladders ready for use. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageTurntable Collection: LFDCA-LFB Simon Snorkel hydraulic platform in use

LFDCA-LFB Simon Snorkel hydraulic platform in use
LFDCA-LFB Simon Snorkel hydraulic platform and other vehicles in use at the scene of a fire in January 1997. Date: 1997

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB engines and crews, Whitechapel fire station

LCC-LFB engines and crews, Whitechapel fire station
Located at 27 Commercial Road, East London, Whitechapel fire station opened in 1874. It was also a superintendent station (district headquarters) and was known as Station No 27

Background imageTurntable Collection: Locomotive on Turntable Date: 1941

Locomotive on Turntable Date: 1941

Background imageTurntable Collection: Blitz in London -- Taylors Depository, Southwark

Blitz in London -- Taylors Depository, Southwark
Blitz in London -- furniture removed from Taylors Great Central Depository in St Georges Road, Southwark, on 31 January 1941, and piled up in the street

Background imageTurntable Collection: Firefighters in action at a fire, VDC House, Wembley

Firefighters in action at a fire, VDC House, Wembley
Firefighters rush to put out a fire at VDC House, South Way, Wembley. Showing a turntable ladder and hydraulic platform in operation

Background imageTurntable Collection: Scene of a fire at Tiffin Girls School

Scene of a fire at Tiffin Girls School, Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames

Background imageTurntable Collection: GLC-LFB Turntable ladder overturned on roadway

GLC-LFB Turntable ladder overturned on roadway
Lack of stability at speed and when manoeuvring very occasionally resulted in fire engines overturning, because of the relatively high centre of gravity (loading) of the turntable ladder

Background imageTurntable Collection: Horse drawn turntable-ladder at LFB HQ, Southwark

Horse drawn turntable-ladder at LFB HQ, Southwark
The turntable-ladder was introduced into the London Fire Brigade in 1905 and could be extended to a height of 85 feet. The ladders were self supporting

Background imageTurntable Collection: Inspecting a new turntable ladder

Inspecting a new turntable ladder (this is a Merryweather). The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageTurntable Collection: Santa Fe Roundhouse, Emporia, Kansas, USA

Santa Fe Roundhouse, Emporia, Kansas, USA
Santa Fe Rail Roundhouse, Emporia Turntable, Kansas, USA. The Emporia turntable was a Santa Fe standard 120 through truss design

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Morris-Magirus solid tyre turntable ladder

LCC-LFB Morris-Magirus solid tyre turntable ladder
The increasing need for ladders capable of reaching beyond the scope of the standard wheeled escape saw the introduction of the fist horse drawn turntable ladder in the late 1890s

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Metz 100 foot turntable ladder at drills

LCC-LFB Metz 100 foot turntable ladder at drills
A Metz-Leyland 85 foot turntable ladder at drill at the Headquarters station, Southwark SE1

Background imageTurntable Collection: LCC-LFB Tilling-Stevens petrol-electric turntable ladder

LCC-LFB Tilling-Stevens petrol-electric turntable ladder
One of two similar turntable ladders (TL) which the London Fire Brigade had in service at this time

Background imageTurntable Collection: Turntable ladder, Wembley fire station

Turntable ladder, Wembley fire station
Turntable ladder at Wembley fire station

Background imageTurntable Collection: Firefighters at scene of fire in Commercial Road

Firefighters at scene of fire in Commercial Road, East London

Background imageTurntable Collection: Fire at Crowland Road School, Crowland Road, Tottenham N15

Fire at Crowland Road School, Crowland Road, Tottenham N15
A 10 Pump Fire at Crowland Road School, in Crowland Road, Tottenham N15



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