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London Fire Brigade

Group  From 1865 

Categories: Armed Forces

The London Fire Engine Establishment, formed in 1833 under the leadership of James Braidwood, was a private organisation funded by insurance companies, mainly aimed at saving material goods from fires. In 1865, following the Tooley Street fire and others, the publicly-funded and managed Metropolitan Fire Brigade was created, under the control of the Metropolitan Board of Works, later the LCC.  In 1904 it was renamed as the London Fire Brigade. It moved into its Lambeth HQ in 1937. In 2007 it moved from there to Union Street, Southwark.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
London Fire Brigade

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Eyre Massey Shaw

Sir Eyre Massey Shaw 1830 - 1908 first chief officer of the Metropolitan Fire...

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Great fire of Tooley Street

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

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James Braidwood

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

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London Fire Brigade HQ

Opened by His Majesty King George VI accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, 21...

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Surrey Theatre WW2 bomb

{Symbols for: LFB, AFS London, AFS Mitcham} In memory of eleven London Auxili...

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London Fire Brigade

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Dudgeon's Wharf explosion

The unveiling of this plaque was reported in the East London Advertiser of 24...

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Sidney Street siege and fire

Our colleague Alan Patient decoded JEECS into ‘Jewish East End Celebration So...

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Stephen Maynard - steel plaque

Plaque erected on the 30th anniversary.

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