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"Pump: A Journey Through Time and Innovation" Step back in time to 1911, in the charming town of Leamington Spa

Background imagePump Collection: Leamington Spa / 1911

Leamington Spa / 1911
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire: Parish Church and Pump Room

Background imagePump Collection: 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe - Signalflare Red

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe - Signalflare Red
Ford Mustang 1966 Red

Background imagePump Collection: Firefighters and hoses, LFB annual review, Lambeth HQ LFB150

Firefighters and hoses, LFB annual review, Lambeth HQ LFB150
London firefighters from East London demonstrating mass jets during the Annual Review display at the Brigades headquarters. Lambeth, SE1

Background imagePump Collection: Esso petrol station uniform 1970. Creator: Unknown

Esso petrol station uniform 1970. Creator: Unknown
Esso petrol station uniform 1970

Background imagePump Collection: Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2

Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage and a crater in Petherton Road, North London, 2 July 1944. A salvage operation took place, pumping out flooded basements

Background imagePump Collection: Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease
POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Background imagePump Collection: Rejected by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson

Rejected by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson
The Pilsener Pump for tapping the enemys beer; another hilariously convoluted contraption to foil the enemy during World War I from William Heath Robinson

Background imagePump Collection: Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage, Boscawen Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe

Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage, Boscawen Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1925
The Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage with a fully laden charabanc AF 3771 outside and three other vehicles including a small sports car and two motor bikes

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews

LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews
Built in 1879, and located at 165 Tooley Street, this station remained operational until 1928 when the new Dockhead fire station was opened and the engines and crews transferred there

Background imagePump Collection: GLC-LFB Dennis diesel Compact Pump

GLC-LFB Dennis diesel Compact Pump
Introduced into London in the mid-1970s, this narrow wheel base pump was not a dual purpose fire engine. It could only carry an extension ladder and not the 50 foot wheeled escape

Background imagePump Collection: POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary

POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Background imagePump Collection: England / Finchingfield

England / Finchingfield
Finchingfield, Essex, a textbook English village, with its village green, ancient church, stream, duck pond, manor house and almshouses and pretty colour-washed cottages

Background imagePump Collection: St Marys Church, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1870

St Marys Church, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1870
The west front of St Marys Church. View taken from the High Cross end looking towards St Marys Street. A very early photograph. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin was first consecrated in 1259

Background imagePump Collection: GLC-LFB New Lewisham fire station appliance room

GLC-LFB New Lewisham fire station appliance room
The appliance room of the newly commissioned Lewisham Fire Station, located in Lewisham High Street, SE London. Showing Lewishams appliances, a pump-escape, pump and emergency tender

Background imagePump Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Shoreditch fire station, Hackney

LCC-LFB Shoreditch fire station, Hackney
Built in 1895, station B27, Shoreditch fire station, was located at 140 Tabernacle Street, near Old Street. The stations pump

Background imagePump Collection: Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)

Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)
About 1000 of the pumps were built on a Bedford chassis and most were capable of pumping water at 700 gallons per minute. Here a heavy unit and crew are undertaking hose drills at Lambeth

Background imagePump Collection: England / Thaxted

England / Thaxted
High Street, Thaxted, Essex, with the fine spire of its Cathedral of Essex church, rising high above the ancient timbered Moot Hall

Background imagePump Collection: LFB horse drawn steamer at modern LFB review

LFB horse drawn steamer at modern LFB review
Lambeth, headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, hosted annual displays and regular reviews of the Brigade. A popular feature was the inclusion of the working Victorian Shand Mason horse drawn steam

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Dual purpose pump escape at Lambeth HQ

LCC-LFB Dual purpose pump escape at Lambeth HQ
A Dennis F7 pump escape at Lambeth HQ, a classic postwar fire engine newly in service in London. It was powered by a 150 bhp 5.7 litre Rolls-Royce engine and served initially at Lambeth Fire Station

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Fire display at Brigade HQ Southwark

LCC-LFB Fire display at Brigade HQ Southwark
The London Fire Brigade encouraged, for very many years, a good public image by opening its doors to the public to special fire brigade displays

Background imagePump Collection: GLC-LFB - Foam Tender at East Ham

GLC-LFB - Foam Tender at East Ham
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imagePump Collection: Croydon Fire Brigade at Brigade HQ, Croydon Town

Croydon Fire Brigade at Brigade HQ, Croydon Town
The horse drawn steam pump form Croydon fire station. This was one of three stations in the Croydon Fire Brigade, the other two being Thornton Heath and South Norwood

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Dennis motorised Hatfield fire engine

LCC-LFB Dennis motorised Hatfield fire engine
LCC-London Fire Brigade, Dennis motorised Hatfield fire engine with crew

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Dennis motorised fire pump and crew

LCC-LFB Dennis motorised fire pump and crew
The introduction of the Dennis fire appliances would see the creation of dual-purpose fire engines capable of carrying either the 50 foot wheeled escape or, as here, adapted as a pump

Background imagePump Collection: Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances
District Council of Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape

Background imagePump Collection: Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall

Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall
Teenage barmaid at the Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall. circa 1980s

Background imagePump Collection: Leamington Spa Pump Room

Leamington Spa Pump Room
The Royal Pump Room and Baths, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, were designed and built by C.S. Smith of Warwick and were opened in July 1814. Date: opened 1814

Background imagePump Collection: London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump
Off to the Fire London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB enclosed pump at Lambeth fire station

LCC-LFB enclosed pump at Lambeth fire station
Pictured at Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth SE1, an example of an 1930 enclosed London pump with carried breathing apparatus

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Woolwich fire station, SE London

LCC-LFB Woolwich fire station, SE London
The crew of Woolwich fire station, Sunbury Street, on parade on the station forecourt. WW2 is pending and an Auxiliary Fire Service fire engine is standing in the station next to the LFB pump escape

Background imagePump Collection: Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape, and a hose cart

Background imagePump Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imagePump Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump-escape fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump-escape fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imagePump Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump-escape fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump-escape fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imagePump Collection: Middlesex Fire Brigade in the London Fire Brigade area

Middlesex Fire Brigade in the London Fire Brigade area
Mutual assistance took place where a nearby fire brigade would attend a fire in the London Fire Brigade area, or vice-versa

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Lambeth fire station with appliances

LCC-LFB Lambeth fire station with appliances
Lambeth fire station (Brigade Headquarters) with pump-escape, pump and 100 foot turntable ladder. The station had three other appliances: an emergency tender, breakdown lorry and canteen van

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB AFS Green Goddess pump, Lambeth HQ

LCC-LFB AFS Green Goddess pump, Lambeth HQ
A typical AFS (government design) Green Goddess pump, at drill in the yard of Brigade Headquarters station, Lambeth. Created prior to the outbreak of WW2

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB engines and crews, Whitechapel fire station

LCC-LFB engines and crews, Whitechapel fire station
Located at 27 Commercial Road, East London, Whitechapel fire station opened in 1874. It was also a superintendent station (district headquarters) and was known as Station No 27

Background imagePump Collection: Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance

Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance
Firefighters of the Ealing Fire Brigade, West London, with a horse-drawn appliance, and a policeman standing alongside

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Merryweather self-propelled Hatfield pump

LCC-LFB Merryweather self-propelled Hatfield pump
Merryweather Hatfield pump, with crew. This was one of the first motorised fire engines used by the London Fire Brigade, capable of 30 mph

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Merryweather self-propelled Fire King pump

LCC-LFB Merryweather self-propelled Fire King pump
First introduced into the UK by Merryweather of Greenwich, SE London, in 1899, by 1907 twenty-one Fire Kings were in operational use around the country, including the London Fire Brigade

Background imagePump Collection: LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London

LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London
The pump, pump escape and turntable ladder, with their crews, on the forecourt of Bishopsgate fire station, City of London

Background imagePump Collection: LFB wartime emergency appliance and trailer pump, WW2

LFB wartime emergency appliance and trailer pump, WW2
A Fordson Unit and trailer pump at the London Fire Brigade headquarters, Lambeth. These were just some of the 2000 adapted vehicles utilised as AFS fire appliances

Background imagePump Collection: Silhouette of barmaid and customer in a pub

Silhouette of barmaid and customer in a pub
The best drink is the last drink -- scene at 10pm in The Crown, Harrogate, with a barmaid, a customer and his dog

Background imagePump Collection: LFDCA-LFB Vintage fire engine at Clapham fire station

LFDCA-LFB Vintage fire engine at Clapham fire station
A former Middlesex Fire Brigade pump escape at Clapham fire station. Middlesex was absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade in 1965 with the creation of the Greater London Council

Background imagePump Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imagePump Collection: Wiesbaden - Kochbrunen Hot Spring

Wiesbaden - Kochbrunen Hot Spring
Wiesbaden, Germany - Kochbrunen ( Cook Well ) Hot Spring. This building is the Pump Room. Date: 1913



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"Pump: A Journey Through Time and Innovation" Step back in time to 1911, in the charming town of Leamington Spa. The streets buzz with excitement as a vibrant red beauty roars past - a 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe in Signalflare Red. Its powerful engine echoes through the air, leaving onlookers captivated by its timeless allure. But let's not forget that pumps have played an essential role beyond just automobiles. In London, during the annual review of the Firefighters and hoses at Lambeth HQ LFB150, we witness their heroic efforts to combat fires and protect lives. It reminds us of an insightful 1866 cartoon called "Deaths Dispensary, " which highlighted water pollution as a source of disease - emphasizing how crucial clean water is for our well-being. Intriguingly, even inventions like pumps faced rejection by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson. However, this setback didn't deter progress; instead, it fueled innovation further. Enter the Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region), showcasing resilience and determination. The journey continues to Tooley Street fire station where crews from LCC-LFB work tirelessly to keep communities safe. Their dedication is matched by those at Shoreditch fire station in Hackney under GLC-LFB's watchful eye. Venturing outside London takes us to Finchingfield, England - picturesque scenery blending harmoniously with history. Here lies Red House Restaurant and Donald Healeys Garage around 1925—a testament to how pumps serve various industries beyond firefighting. As we conclude this captivating journey through time and innovation surrounding "pump, " one thing becomes clear: whether it be roaring engines or life-saving equipment, pumps have left an indelible mark on our world throughout history—forever driving progress forward.