Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include Edward VII, who maintained a kit at a London fire station.

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

January 31, 2008

WIMBLEDON BROADWAY

Photo: Wimbledon Fire Station

Fire gutted the Woolworths store on Wimbledon's Broadway in 1981 - claiming the life of a member of the London Fire Brigade.

According to the Wimbledon Fire Station web site, Firefighter Tony Marshall died in the line of duty on April 30, 1981.

Sadly, less than a month later on May 24, 1981, Firefighter Barry Trussell was killed at a fire at St George's Hospital on Blackshaw Road, according to the web site.