"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

April 26, 2009

LONDON ABLAZE

Contemporary account of the Great Fire of London of 1666 from the official London Gazette. The dateline reads ``Whitehall, Sept.8.'' The fire burned from Sept. 2, 1666 to Sept. 5, 1666.

EARLY "TL"

Photo: Encyclopedia Britannica
Horse-drawn turntable ladder

April 20, 2009

BREAD STREET - 1899

Photo: London Stereoscopic Co.
Horse-drawn pumps supplying water from hydrant at fire on Bread Street in the City of London in 1899.