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Museum of London restores 17th-century fire engine for exhibition

It may not look like much, but an old barrel and a pump are in fact the remains of a nearly 350 year old fire engine, and they have now been restored ahead of an exhibition about the Great Fire of London.

Fire Stations to Open Doors to the Public

It's the 150th anniversary of the formation of the London Fire Brigade as we know it today, and this year there will be a number of commemorative events.

The (Royal) Society for the Protection of Life from Fire

Firemen today are noted almost as much for fighting fires and floods as they are for rescuing people from buildings, and pets from trees. However, that was not always the case.

Fire Brigade Dissect a White Whale in Covent Garden

It is almost impossible now to go to the West End in the evenings without seeing a white whale squeezing its way through the narrow streets.

Visiting the London Fire Brigade Museum

Earlier this afternoon, I wandered over to Southwark for a genuinely rare treat – a general open day at the London Fire Brigade Museum. By coincidence, just as I arrived, I spied Caroline of Caroline’s Miscellany coming out, so it