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Vans Collection (#3)

Background imageVans Collection: Page from a catalogue toy trains and cars 1929

Page from a catalogue toy trains and cars 1929
A seletion of British made wooden and polished aluminium trains, cars, vans and cranes. Products available from the Harrods catalogue toy department. Date: 1929

Background imageVans Collection: Flight / Maintenance / 1915

Flight / Maintenance / 1915
Aeroplane repair van. Date: 1915

Background imageVans Collection: Photo of Swan and Edgars delivery van

Photo of Swan and Edgars delivery van
Black and white photograph of a Swan and Edgar delivery van in the Tatler of 10th November 1909. The photo is advertising the use of the new Collier detachable rim which was a revolution in

Background imageVans Collection: Delivery drivers, D H Evans, Oxford Street, London

Delivery drivers, D H Evans, Oxford Street, London
Delivery drivers with their vehicles outside the goods entrance of the D H Evans department store, Oxford Street, London. circa 1910s

Background imageVans Collection: Sea front view at Paignton, Devon

Sea front view at Paignton, Devon, with holidaymakers, parked cars, two boating lakes and chalets. Date: 1950s

Background imageVans Collection: WW1 - Private and Commercial Vehicles Commandeered

WW1 - Private and Commercial Vehicles Commandeered - Hyde Park, London. Date: 1914

Background imageVans Collection: Old Mill Bakery, Wannock, Polegate, England

Old Mill Bakery, Wannock, Polegate, England
Old Mill Bakery, Wannock, Polegate, near Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Showing three vintage horse drawn bakers vans and a motor van. Date: 1910s

Background imageVans Collection: Children playing with a van in a Balham street, SW London

Children playing with a van in a Balham street, SW London
Children playing in and around an abandoned van in a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageVans Collection: Sunbeam motors advertisement, WW1

Sunbeam motors advertisement, WW1
Advertisement for Sunbeam Motor Car Company of Wolverhampton showing one of their vehicles as a Red Cross ambulance or van during the First World War. Date: 1918

Background imageVans Collection: Corona vans and drivers, Chadwell Heath, East London

Corona vans and drivers, Chadwell Heath, East London
Corona vans and their drivers in a depot at Chadwell Heath, East London. Corona was a popular brand of soft drinks, delivered regularly to peoples homes. Date: 20th century

Background imageVans Collection: Army supply trucks, WW1

Army supply trucks, WW1
The driver of a First World War army supply truck takes a moment to rest and enjoy a cigarette. Accompanied by a quote from Tennyson, And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad. Date: 1916

Background imageVans Collection: Head Office of W. H. Smith

Head Office of W. H. Smith
Early morning scene outside the head office of W. H. Smith at 186, Strand, London showing carts and vans being loaded up with newspapers for London and the provinces

Background imageVans Collection: Woman delivery van driver, WW1

Woman delivery van driver, WW1
A woman in uniform takes over a traditional male role as the driver of a horse drawn delivery van during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageVans Collection: First mobile kitchen donation, WW2

First mobile kitchen donation, WW2
The Home Secretary, Herbert Morrison, receiving the keys to the first mobile kitchen from Lord Bennett (Richard Bedford Bennett)

Background imageVans Collection: AFS firefighters being served from mobile kitchen, WW2

AFS firefighters being served from mobile kitchen, WW2
AFS firefighters being served hot meals from a mobile kitchen presented by the Junior Red Cross of Saskatchewan, Canada. Date: 1940s

Background imageVans Collection: Interior of a mobile kitchen, WW2

Interior of a mobile kitchen, WW2
Interior of a mobile kitchen, looking towards the rear, 25 August 1941. Date: 1941

Background imageVans Collection: NFS mobile kitchen in operation, WW2

NFS mobile kitchen in operation, WW2
An NFS (London Region No 5) mobile kitchen in operation, handing out meals to women in uniform. The vehicle was donated by the Canadian Red Cross. Date: 1940s

Background imageVans Collection: Refreshment vehicle at Lambeth HQ

Refreshment vehicle at Lambeth HQ
Refreshment vehicle at the new Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, Lambeth, probably during the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth for the opening of the building. Date: 1937

Background imageVans Collection: Red Cross motor soup kitchen donated by Burberry s

Red Cross motor soup kitchen donated by Burberry s
A motor soup kitchen presented to the Red Cross Society by Messrs. Burberrys of Haymarket in 1915. The vehicle was of a very compact and serviceable design

Background imageVans Collection: Two men in a vehicle park

Two men in a vehicle park, with lorries, cars and vans

Background imageVans Collection: NFS fire engines at Wembley

NFS fire engines at Wembley
National Fire Service fire engines at Wembley. Date: 1948

Background imageVans Collection: Snow Mail Van

Snow Mail Van
An ingenious mail van, fitted with skis to cope with winter snow and adverse weather conditions! Date: early 1930s

Background imageVans Collection: Oxford Street, by Mary Koop

Oxford Street, by Mary Koop, showing this Central London street crowded with traffic and pedestrians

Background imageVans Collection: LCC-LFB enclosed pump at Southwark HQ

LCC-LFB enclosed pump at Southwark HQ
The Brigade introduced these enclosed pumps in 1935, designed for the Brigade by its then Chief Officer, C C B Morris. The pump also carried breathing apparatus sets for three of its crew

Background imageVans Collection: LCC-LFB solid tyre Turntable Ladder

LCC-LFB solid tyre Turntable Ladder
LCC-London Fire Brigade solid tyre Turntable Ladder

Background imageVans Collection: Royal couple given refreshments at Lambeth HQ

Royal couple given refreshments at Lambeth HQ
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth being given refreshments at a catering lorry during the opening of the new Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, Lambeth

Background imageVans Collection: Commer hose van

Commer hose van

Background imageVans Collection: Auxiliary Fire Service member with van, WW2

Auxiliary Fire Service member with van, WW2
An Auxiliary Fire Service member with an LCC-London Fire Brigade van. Above is a sign: Join the London Auxiliary Fire Service

Background imageVans Collection: London Fire Brigade van appliance

London Fire Brigade van appliance

Background imageVans Collection: Firefighters and a van with equipment laid out

Firefighters and a van with equipment laid out

Background imageVans Collection: Firefighters with one of the first emergency tenders

Firefighters with one of the first emergency tenders
Firefighters and a van with their equipment laid out. Four of the firefighters are wearing proto-breathing apparatus. In 1929 the Brigade introduced the first enclosed emergency tender to respond to

Background imageVans Collection: Firefighters inspecting a broken down Ford transit van

Firefighters inspecting a broken down Ford transit van, Kennington Park Road, SE11

Background imageVans Collection: Firefighters pushing a broken down Ford transit van

Firefighters pushing a broken down Ford transit van, Kennington Park Road, SE11

Background imageVans Collection: Electric pump escape van, Southwark HQ

Electric pump escape van, Southwark HQ
An electric-driven escape van with 85 foot turntable ladder pulling away from the extended Southwark Fire Brigade headquarters in Southwark Bridge Road.SE1

Background imageVans Collection: LCC-LFB Battery-electric pump escape at Brigade HQ

LCC-LFB Battery-electric pump escape at Brigade HQ
Seen here at Southwark, Brigade headquarters, is an example of one of the electric driven escape vans. The batteries were stored under the bonnet and the fire engine weighed about two tons

Background imageVans Collection: Salvation Army Canteen Van

Salvation Army Canteen Van
The London Fire Brigade had dispensed with its own canteen vans, due to financial cutbacks, and relied on the services of the Salvation Army to provided refreshments to fire crews at major fires

Background imageVans Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet, Photographic Unit

GLC-LFB appliance fleet, Photographic Unit
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 imageVans Collection: GLC-LFB Salvage Tender

GLC-LFB Salvage Tender
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 imageVans Collection: GLC-LFB Breathing apparatus cylinder van

GLC-LFB Breathing apparatus cylinder van
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 imageVans Collection: GLC-LFB - Morris utility van, LFB Water Section

GLC-LFB - Morris utility van, LFB Water Section
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned, showing each type of fire engine either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageVans Collection: LCC-LFB Hillman staff van at Lambeth HQ

LCC-LFB Hillman staff van at Lambeth HQ
LCC-London Fire Brigades Hillman staff van at Lambeth HQ

Background imageVans Collection: LCC-LFB Canteen Van (CaV) at Lambeth HQ

LCC-LFB Canteen Van (CaV) at Lambeth HQ
The Brigades canteen van, stationed at Lambeth fire station (D61). The Brigade only had the one CaV which was sent to all major fires or other protracted incidents

Background imageVans Collection: LCC-LFB fire in commercial van, Putney SW15

LCC-LFB fire in commercial van, Putney SW15
A fire crew damping down after dealing with a commercial van fire on the roadway in Putney SW15

Background imageVans Collection: London Fire Brigade canteen van at a fire

London Fire Brigade canteen van at a fire
Firefighters of the London Fire Brigade queue at the canteen van for lunch, after dealing with a commercial fire

Background imageVans Collection: Blitz in London -- mobile kitchen serving meals to AFS, WW2

Blitz in London -- mobile kitchen serving meals to AFS, WW2
Blitz in London -- a mobile kitchen serving meals to AFS, firefighters. These vehicles were donated to Britains fire services for the war effort by the Canadian Red Cross

Background imageVans Collection: Blitz in London -- tea break for AFS firefighter, WW2

Blitz in London -- tea break for AFS firefighter, WW2
Blitz in London -- an AFS woman in a canteen van pours a cup of tea for her male opposite number



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