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Vans Collection (#4)

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

Background imageVans Collection: LCC-LFB canteen van at Lambeth LFB HQ

LCC-LFB canteen van at Lambeth LFB HQ
Located at Lambeth fire station, the London Fire Brigade canteen van which attend major fires and incidents to provide the firefighters with light refreshment

Background imageVans Collection: London Fire Brigade Store Van

London Fire Brigade Store Van

Background imageVans Collection: NFS (London Region) mobile kitchen, WW2

NFS (London Region) mobile kitchen, WW2
NFS (London Region) mobile kitchen

Background imageVans Collection: London Fire Brigade, mobile communications van, WW2

London Fire Brigade, mobile communications van, WW2
London Fire Brigade, mobile communications van

Background imageVans Collection: Mobile Communications Van, WW2

Mobile Communications Van, WW2
London Fire Brigade, mobile communications van

Background imageVans Collection: NFS mobile kitchen in use, WW2

NFS mobile kitchen in use, WW2
These mobile kitchens, presented to the NFS (London Region No 5), were donated by the Canadian Red Cross

Background imageVans Collection: Blitz in London -- damaged LFB vehicle, Shoreditch, WW2

Blitz in London -- damaged LFB vehicle, Shoreditch, WW2
Blitz in London -- a London fire brigade general purpose vehicle, from sub-fire station 37X, at 16-18 Paul Street, Shoreditch, with damaged bodywork and engine after being struck by debris

Background imageVans Collection: London Region (LFB) mobile canteen van

London Region (LFB) mobile canteen van
Home Office supplied mobile canteen van typical of those used throughout the London Region to provide tea and refreshments to firefighters at large incidents

Background imageVans Collection: London Fire Brigade canteen van used as publicity vehicle

London Fire Brigade canteen van used as publicity vehicle
Seen here at Brigade headquarters, Lambeth, the canteen van has been converted into a publicity vehicle during a recruitment drive for much needed auxiliary firefighters

Background imageVans Collection: Striking dockers attacking transport, London

Striking dockers attacking transport, London
Striking dockers attacking transport during the London Dock Strike. All vans loaded with goods were attacked and prevented from passing in any direction. 1911

Background imageVans Collection: Striking dockers attacking horse-drawn van, London

Striking dockers attacking horse-drawn van, London
Striking dockers attacking a horse-drawn van during the London Dock Strike. All vans loaded with goods were attacked and prevented from passing in any direction. 1911

Background imageVans Collection: Student demonstration, County Hall, Central London

Student demonstration, County Hall, Central London
Street scene during a student demonstration outside County Hall, Central London. A group of students sit on a raised plinth, while Metropolitan Police officers and photographers stand around

Background imageVans Collection: Commer Van 1914

Commer Van 1914
Commer Braintree chassis for a 2-ton load. Date: 1914

Background imageVans Collection: Commer Laundfry Van

Commer Laundfry Van
The Van illustrated here ran 66, 570 miles up to June 1st 1914 and is as good as when first delivered... Date: 1914

Background imageVans Collection: COMMER VAN 1914 - 2

COMMER VAN 1914 - 2
Commer Leeds chassis for a 4 1/2-ton load. Date: 1914

Background imageVans Collection: Commer 6-Ton Truck

Commer 6-Ton Truck
Commer Manchester chassis for a 6-ton load. Date: 1914

Background imageVans Collection: 1921 Pierce Arrow van

1921 Pierce Arrow van
Automobile. A circa 1921 Pierce Arrow moving van parked on the street, buildings visible behind; broadside reads New York Haulage Co. Inc./Daily Service/1780-82 Broadway, N.Y.C./New York

Background imageVans Collection: Policewoman on traffic duty

Policewoman on traffic duty
A policewoman on traffic duty on a busy day in London

Background imageVans Collection: Metropolitan Police investigation equipment

Metropolitan Police investigation equipment, set out on the ground at the back of a green van

Background imageVans Collection: Swansea Goods Yard, Glamorgan, South Wales

Swansea Goods Yard, Glamorgan, South Wales
View of the railway tracks at the Swansea Goods Yard, not far from the Docks, on the Great Western Railway in Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageVans Collection: S Teerwood. Bakers delivery van

S Teerwood. Bakers delivery van
A bakers van stops at a quaint looking village with the mornings delivery of fresh bread

Background imageVans Collection: Anon. Ever so Fast! 1920

Anon. Ever so Fast! 1920
Book cover showing a variety of vehicles zooming along a road, including an open top car, a bus, a removal van, a motorcycle and a motorcyle with a sidecar

Background imageVans Collection: The Postal Team at a regional depot

The Postal Team at a regional depot
Royal Mail employees, from the directors to postmen, pose for a group photograph at a regional post depot, alongside a post box and a fleet of postal vans. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageVans Collection: Regent Street in 1907

Regent Street in 1907
Only one motor-car to be seen among the cabs, carriages, horse-vans and wagons plying up and down Regent Street

Background imageVans Collection: Police Vehicles of 1991

Police Vehicles of 1991
A selection of metropolitan police vehicles including cars, vans and motorcycles, in front of Wellington Arch, London

Background imageVans Collection: Meat vans leaving the docks during strike

Meat vans leaving the docks during strike
Laden meat vans, under police escort, leaving the Royal Albert Dock for Smithfield during the London Dock Strike of 1912

Background imageVans Collection: British Mail Van

British Mail Van
A van of the Royal Mail, delivering to a rural area

Background imageVans Collection: Covent Garden 1930S

Covent Garden 1930S
Busy scene in central London, looking towards Covent Garden, showing parked cars and vans unloading for the market and well-dressed people in hats milling about

Background imageVans Collection: Steam Wagon on the Farm

Steam Wagon on the Farm
Mechanical haulage in the cornfields - a steam wagon helps bring in the harvest



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