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Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: The Rules of Life by H. M. Bateman

The Rules of Life by H. M. Bateman
A baby in a highchair is presented with a long list of rules for life by a queue of influential people including his nurse, his parents, teacher, police officer, judge and vicar. Date: 1930

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Sub-station with taxis and crews, WW2

Sub-station with taxis and crews, WW2
A typical London Fire Brigade sub-station watch and their equipment. Taxis were used as makeshift fire engines which towed trailer pumps

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy

Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy
Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. 2200 recruits under training have formed a giant anchor, with Rear Admiral John Downes US Navy

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: LCC-LFB Burdett Road fire station, East London

LCC-LFB Burdett Road fire station, East London
Built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1904, Burdett Road fire station was located at 141 Burdett Road. It closed in 1972 with the opening of the new Poplar fire station

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: MFB North Kensington fire station, West London

MFB North Kensington fire station, West London
North Kensington was one of the latter fire stations to be built by the MFB in 1882 prior to the creation of the London County Council in 1889

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Regent Palace Hotel Kitchens, London

Regent Palace Hotel Kitchens, London
Regent Palace Hotel Kitchens, Piccadilly, London - The Brigade in action. The Hotel opened in 1915 and closed in 2006. Over 50 people can be seen working in the kitchen in this shot

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody

Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of tennis champion Helen Wills Moody and her opponent Mrs L. A. Godfree (Kitty Godfree) just prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Canadian World War One Patriotic Postcard

Canadian World War One Patriotic Postcard. " Here Comes Canada!" Date: circa 1916

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Bas de Soie by Harold Earnshaw

Bas de Soie by Harold Earnshaw
An elegant girl in a swimming costume chases gracefully after a small terrier dog who has run away with her head scarf on the beach, an essential part of the 1920s swimwear look. Date: 1927

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Gertrude Lawrence by Autori

Gertrude Lawrence by Autori
Stylised caricature of Gertrude Lawrence (1898 - 1952), British actress and musical comedy performer at the time she was appearing in Private Lives by Noel Coward at the Phoenix Theatre in London

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Tatler front cover featuring Viscountess Furness

Tatler front cover featuring Viscountess Furness
Thelma, Lady Furness (1904 - 1970), born Thelma Morgan featured on the front cover of The Tatler. Thelma married twice, the second time to Marmaduke Furness, 1st Viscount Furness

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Tatler front cover featuring Loelia, Duchess of Westminster

Tatler front cover featuring Loelia, Duchess of Westminster
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of Loelia, Duchess of Westminster (1902 - 1993), born Loelia Mary Ponsonby

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: King Edward VII opening University College School, Hampstead

King Edward VII opening University College School, Hampstead on July 26th, 1907 Date: 1907

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: France - Brittany - Two Bisquines Cancalaises

France - Brittany - Two Bisquines Cancalaises
France - Brittany - Emerald Coast - Two Bisquines Cancalaises at Dinard. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: France - Emerald Coast - Racing Bisquines Cancalaises

France - Emerald Coast - Racing Bisquines Cancalaises at a regatta - traditional lugger boats from Brittany. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: White Rhinoceros / Square-lipped Rhino

White Rhinoceros / Square-lipped Rhino (Ceratotherium simum). Hluhluwe National Park - South Africa

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Front cover of The Tatler featuring The Queen of the Belgian

Front cover of The Tatler featuring The Queen of the Belgian
Queen Elisabeth of Belgium (1876 - 1965), formerly ELISABETH OF BAVARIA. Wife of King Albert I, during World War One she was popular for her resistance to the German invasion. Date: 1930

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Deauville, France - La Rue Gontaut-Biron

Deauville, France - La Rue Gontaut-Biron
Deauville, France on the Cote Fleurie (Flowers Coast) - La Rue Gontaut-Biron Date: circa 1905

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Baalbek - The Acropolis

Baalbek - The Acropolis
The Lebanese archaeological site of Baalbek (ancient Heliopolis), which features some of the finest and best preserved Roman remains in the Middle East

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Crown Prince Olav of Norway and Princess Martha

Crown Prince Olav of Norway and Princess Martha
Crown Prince Olav of Norway (1903 - 1991), later King Olav V, with his wife, the Crown Princess, formerly Princess Martha of Sweden (1901 - 1954). Date: 1930

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Sisters of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Sisters of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Portraits of the four sisters of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured in 1930. Top left is Princess Margaret or Margarita of Greece (1905 -1981), Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Auxiliary firefighters group photograph, WW2

Auxiliary firefighters group photograph, WW2
Men and women of the Auxiliary Fire Service in a group photo

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Auxiliary fireman in his AFS uniform, WW2

Auxiliary fireman in his AFS uniform, WW2
The walking out uniform issue to an AFS fireman. His fire kit would include a tin helmet, axe and pouch

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Barnet Fire Station, Hertfordshire

Barnet Fire Station, Hertfordshire, built in 1905

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: LCC-LFB West Hampstead fire station, NW London

LCC-LFB West Hampstead fire station, NW London
Replacing Hampstead fire station, West Hampstead fire station opened in 1901 at 325 West End Road, West Hampstead, NW London

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Blitz in London -- women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2

Blitz in London -- women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2
Blitz in London -- women and a boy of the Auxiliary Fire Service posing for a group photograph

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Blitz in London -- women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2

Blitz in London -- women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2
Blitz in London -- women in the Auxiliary Fire Service marchng

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2

Women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2
Formed in 1933, the Auxiliary Fire Service played a vital part in the London Fire Brigades efforts to deal with the bombing, and resultant Blitz, upon London

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Firefighters of the London Fire Brigade

Firefighters of the London Fire Brigade pose for a photograph

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Firefighters and winter snows, WW2

Firefighters and winter snows, WW2
The early winters of the Second World War were snowy with numerous falls of one or two feet and occasional falls (such as in 1940-1941) in which snow depths of up to 16 feet (drifts) were recorded

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Front cover of Tatler featuring wedding of Alec Cunningham R

Front cover of Tatler featuring wedding of Alec Cunningham R
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of the wedding of World War I flying ace, Captain Alec Cunningham-Reid (1895 - 1977) to Hon

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Rosita Forbes at the Jewels of Empire ball`

Rosita Forbes at the Jewels of Empire ball`
Miss Rosita Forbes (1893-1967) British traveller, socialite and author (later Mrs A. McGrath) pictured as Rubies at the Jewels of Empire Ball

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Coffee Stall by Gordon Nicoll

Coffee Stall by Gordon Nicoll
Painting of a coffee stall, an intrinsic part of a night out in London during the 1920s and 30s. Entitled, We won t go home till morning

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Crown Prince Peter of Yugoslavia and brother Tomislav

Crown Prince Peter of Yugoslavia and brother Tomislav
A candid photograph of Crown Prince Peter of Yugoslavia (later King Peter II) with his younger baby brother, Prince Tomislav in the park of the castle at Dedinje near Belgrade in 1930. Date: 1930

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Mr Donald and Lady Idina Haldeman

Mr Donald and Lady Idina Haldeman
The notorious Lady Idina Sackville with her fourth husband, Mr Donald Haldeman. Date: 1930

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: White Rhinoceros / Square-lipped Rhino - mother

White Rhinoceros / Square-lipped Rhino - mother with Oxpeckers and baby (Ceratotherium simum). Hluhluwe National Park - South Africa

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: African Bush / African Savanna Elephant - spraying

African Bush / African Savanna Elephant - spraying body while drinking (Loxodonta africana). Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park- South Africa

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: African Bush / African Savanna Elephant - spraying

African Bush / African Savanna Elephant - spraying body while drinking (Loxodonta africana). Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park - South Africa

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: White Rhinoceros / Square-lipped Rhino - with Oxpeckers

White Rhinoceros / Square-lipped Rhino - with Oxpeckers (Ceratotherium simum). Hluhluwe N.P. - South Africa

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: LCC-LFB Downham fire station, Lewisham, SE London

LCC-LFB Downham fire station, Lewisham, SE London
London was expanding and the London Fire Brigade had to meet the expansion. The Downham Estate, in SE London, was the London County Councils largest social housing development (Council Estate)

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: LCC-LFB Knightsbridge fire station appliance room

LCC-LFB Knightsbridge fire station appliance room
Opened on 27 June 1907, Knightsbridge fire station was located at 16 Basil Street. Seen here is the appliance room of the station, showing its motorised fire appliances -- the pump escape (right)

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: LCC-LFB Lewisham fire station, SE London

LCC-LFB Lewisham fire station, SE London
Located at 340 High Street, Lewisham, SE London, this station was built in 1898 and closed in 1967 when the new Lewisham fire station (E21) was opened

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Blitz in London -- Regulars and Auxiliaries side by side

Blitz in London -- Regulars and Auxiliaries side by side
Regular London firefighters with their LFB pump escape side by side with their Auxiliary (AFS) counterparts and their towing vehicle at a London fire station

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: LFB firefighters and winter snows

LFB firefighters and winter snows
The early winters of WW2 were snowy with numerous falls of 1-2 feet and occasional falls (such as 1940-41) in which snow depths of up to 16 feet (drifts) were recorded

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: LFB firefighters and winter snows, WW2

LFB firefighters and winter snows, WW2
The early winters of WW2 were snowy with numerous falls of 1-2 feet and occasional falls (such as 1940-41) in which snow depths of up to 16 feet (drifts) were recorded

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: Blitz in London -- firefighters with damaged vehicle, WW2

Blitz in London -- firefighters with damaged vehicle, WW2
Regular London and AFS personnel standing by their towing taxi (which would have towed a trailer pump). The vehicle has suffered debris damage following a bombing raid

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: LCC-LFB Deptford fire station, SE London

LCC-LFB Deptford fire station, SE London
Located at 183 Evelyn Street, Deptford station C41 was built in 1904

Background imageImages Dated 1st December 2011: AFS squad photograph on a turntable ladder

AFS squad photograph on a turntable ladder
At the London Fire Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth SE1, members of the AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) crew gather for a group photograph alongside a fire engine



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