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James Braidwood

Person  Male  Born 1800  Died 22/6/1861

Categories: Armed Forces, Tragedy

Countries: Scotland

Firefighter. Born Edinburgh where he formed the world's first municipal fire brigade. In 1833 he became the first Superintendent of the London Fire Engine Establishment, the precursor to the London Fire Brigade. The following year he saved Westminster Hall from destruction in the 1834 fire at the old Palace of Westminster as told at the Dustshovellers Gazette. Killed in the Tooley Street fire.

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James Braidwood

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48461

Great fire of Tooley Street

Great fire of Tooley Street The large warehouses in this area, stacked with c...

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48465

James Braidwood

What a great plaque. The inscription is inside a laurel wreath, in front of a...

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