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Gresham Collection

Gresham, a name that echoes through history and spans across different locations

Background imageGresham Collection: LCC-LFB Brixton fire station, London SW8

LCC-LFB Brixton fire station, London SW8
Built by the London County Council, Brixton fire station is located at 84 Gresham Road SW8. It remains operational and is one of the London Fire Brigades busiest stations

Background imageGresham Collection: American Red Cross fundraising poster with three portraits of the first soldiers killed during

American Red Cross fundraising poster with three portraits of the first soldiers killed during World War I
RED CROSS POSTER, 1917. American Red Cross fundraising poster with three portraits of the first soldiers killed during World War I: Merle David Hay, Thomas Enright and James Bethel Gresham

Background imageGresham Collection: LCC-LFB Dennis dual-purpose pump-escape

LCC-LFB Dennis dual-purpose pump-escape
The Dennis dual-purpose pump-escape from D66 station Brixton (Gresham Road, SW4), pictured on Lambeth Bridge. The hose-reel tubing

Background imageGresham Collection: Royal Exchange (Original

Royal Exchange (Original
Inspired by the bourse at Antwerp, Thomas Gresham built the first Royal Exchange at Cornhill, City of London; it was destroyed in the Fire of London, 1666

Background imageGresham Collection: The second Royal Exchange, London, built after Gresham's Exchange had been destroyed in the Fire

The second Royal Exchange, London, built after Gresham's Exchange had been destroyed in the Fire of London 1666
532320 The second Royal Exchange, London, built after Gresham's Exchange had been destroyed in the Fire of London 1666

Background imageGresham Collection: Courtyard of Gresham College. 18th century (engraving)

Courtyard of Gresham College. 18th century (engraving)
541712 Courtyard of Gresham College. 18th century (engraving); (add.info.: Although its true origins are somewhat earlier)

Background imageGresham Collection: Royal Exchange London. Late 18th century (copperplate engraving)

Royal Exchange London. Late 18th century (copperplate engraving)
532286 Royal Exchange London. Late 18th century (copperplate engraving); (add.info.: This was the second Royal Exchange built after Gresham's original building was destroyed in the Fire of)

Background imageGresham Collection: Elizabeth I inaugurating the first Royal Exchange, London, 1571

Elizabeth I inaugurating the first Royal Exchange, London, 1571. The Exchange was built by Thomas Gresham (1519-1579)
527816 Elizabeth I inaugurating the first Royal Exchange, London, 1571. The Exchange was built by Thomas Gresham (1519-1579). 19th century (chromolithograph); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageGresham Collection: WW2 bomb damage st anne and st agnes Gresham Street

WW2 bomb damage st anne and st agnes Gresham Street London July 1946

Background imageGresham Collection: WW2 - Big Bill Gresham The Human Rope

WW2 - Big Bill Gresham The Human Rope
A WW2 children's short story illustration showing a military character, Big Bill Gresham, clinging onto a branch overhead, as their raft rushes down the river. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageGresham Collection: The Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street, Dublin

The Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

Background imageGresham Collection: Officers of the Welsh Guards at The Albuhera Barracks

Officers of the Welsh Guards at The Albuhera Barracks
(from left) Officers of the Welsh Guards: Hugh Maurice Carstairs Jones-Mortimer (1908 - 1980), Edward Watkin Williams-Wynn (1908-1977), Major James Frank Gresham ()

Background imageGresham Collection: British Officers at the Albuhera Barracks, Aldershot

British Officers at the Albuhera Barracks, Aldershot
(from left) Gresham, Mitchell, Dante Edward Pemberton Hodgson OBE LM (1904-1978), Fletcher, A. Heber-Percy at the Albuhera Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire. Date: 1932

Background imageGresham Collection: Holt School, formerly the residence of the Gresham family (engraving)

Holt School, formerly the residence of the Gresham family (engraving)
819440 Holt School, formerly the residence of the Gresham family (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Holt School, Norfolk)

Background imageGresham Collection: The Royal Exchange, Cornhill, City of London

The Royal Exchange, Cornhill, City of London
circa 1910s

Background imageGresham Collection: Photograph of Gresham Tavern, Brixton, London

Photograph of Gresham Tavern, Brixton, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageGresham Collection: Mrs. Salmons Waxworks Museum, Fleet Street

Mrs. Salmons Waxworks Museum, Fleet Street
Mrs. Salmons Waxworks Museum, at the Horn Tavern, 17 Fleet Street. It had 140 wax figures and was run by Mrs. Clark from 1760 until 1812

Background imageGresham Collection: South-east view of a Tudor house in Sweedon s

South-east view of a Tudor house in Sweedon s
South-east view of an old 15th-century Tudor house in Sweedons Passage, Grub Street, 1791. Formerly inhabited by Sir Richard Whittington and Sir Thomas Gresham

Background imageGresham Collection: North-east view of a Tudor house in Sweedon s

North-east view of a Tudor house in Sweedon s
North-east view of an old 15th-century Tudor house in Sweedons Passage, Grub Street, 1791. Formerly inhabited by Sir Richard Whittington and Sir Thomas Gresham. Rebuilt 1805

Background imageGresham Collection: All Saints Church in the village of Gresham (litho)

All Saints Church in the village of Gresham (litho)
819437 All Saints Church in the village of Gresham (litho) by Ladbrooke, John Berney (1803-79); Private Collection; (add.info.: All Saints Church in the village of Gresham, Norfolk)

Background imageGresham Collection: The courtyard of Thomas Greshams Royal Exchange, modelled on the bourse at Antwerp

The courtyard of Thomas Greshams Royal Exchange, modelled on the bourse at Antwerp : sadly, it will be destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666

Background imageGresham Collection: Byrsa Londinensis vulgo the Royal Exchange (Royal Exchange, London), ca. 1647

Byrsa Londinensis vulgo the Royal Exchange (Royal Exchange, London), ca. 1647

Background imageGresham Collection: Sir Thomas Gresham - from the painting in Mercers Hall, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Sir Thomas Gresham - from the painting in Mercers Hall, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Sir Thomas Gresham - from the painting in Mercers Hall, 1844. Portrait of English merchant and financier Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange in London

Background imageGresham Collection: Barnards Inn

Barnards Inn
An engraving depicting the front entrance of Barnards Inn. Barnards Inn is a former Inn of Chancery in Holborn, London. It is now the home of Gresham College

Background imageGresham Collection: Norfolk NR11 8 Map

Norfolk NR11 8 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Norfolk NR11 8

Background imageGresham Collection: Gresham, (c1519-1579), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Gresham, (c1519-1579), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Gresham, (c1519-1579) 1830. Sir Thomas Gresham the Elder (c1519-1579) English merchant and financier educated at St Pauls School and Gonville and Caius College

Background imageGresham Collection: Pathfinders - Sir Thomas Gresham, c1565, (1922). Creator: Unknown

Pathfinders - Sir Thomas Gresham, c1565, (1922). Creator: Unknown
Pathfinders - Sir Thomas Gresham, c1565, (1922). Portrait of English merchant and financier Sir Thomas Gresham (c1519-1579), founder of the Royal Exchange in London

Background imageGresham Collection: Sir Thomas Gresham, (1897). Creator: Unknown

Sir Thomas Gresham, (1897). Creator: Unknown
Sir Thomas Gresham, (1897). English merchant and financier Gresham (c1519-1579) was the founder of the Royal Exchange in London. From Old and New London, Volume I, by Walter Thornbury

Background imageGresham Collection: Sir Thomas Greshams House in Bishopsgate Street, (c1872). Creator: Unknown

Sir Thomas Greshams House in Bishopsgate Street, (c1872). Creator: Unknown
Sir Thomas Greshams House in Bishopsgate Street, (c1872). The 16th-century house of English merchant and financier Sir Thomas Gresham (c1519-1579)

Background imageGresham Collection: Former Gresham Palace, (1906), c2014-2017. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Former Gresham Palace, (1906), c2014-2017. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Former Gresham Palace. Azigismond Quittner (architect): 1905-7

Background imageGresham Collection: Horse-drawn buses Hungary Gresham Palace 1907

Horse-drawn buses Hungary Gresham Palace 1907
Horse-drawn buses in Hungary, Gresham Palace, 1907, Budapest, Gresham, Palais

Background imageGresham Collection: Sir Thomas Gresham 1518 / 19-1579. English Merchant, Financier And Founder Of The Royal Exchange

Sir Thomas Gresham 1518 / 19-1579. English Merchant, Financier And Founder Of The Royal Exchange
Sir Thomas Gresham 1518/19-1579. English Merchant, Financier And Founder Of The Royal Exchange. From The Book " Lodges British Portraits" Published London 1823

Background imageGresham Collection: The Royal Exchange, Cornhill, London, England As Built By Sir. T. Gresham

The Royal Exchange, Cornhill, London, England As Built By Sir. T. Gresham. From The Book Short History Of The English People By J.R. Green, Published London 1893

Background imageGresham Collection: The First Royal Exchange in 1569, c16th century, (1928)

The First Royal Exchange in 1569, c16th century, (1928)
The First Royal Exchange in 1569, 1928. From A History of Lloyd s, by Charles Wright and C. Ernest Fayle. [Macmillan and Company Limited, London, 1928]

Background imageGresham Collection: South view of the first Royal Exchange with coats of arms above, City of London, 1819

South view of the first Royal Exchange with coats of arms above, City of London, 1819

Background imageGresham Collection: View of the Royal Exchange with coats of arms above, City of London, 1569

View of the Royal Exchange with coats of arms above, City of London, 1569

Background imageGresham Collection: Sir Richard Whittingtons House, Milton Street, City of London, 1800

Sir Richard Whittingtons House, Milton Street, City of London, 1800. View of a building which may have been the home of both Dick Whittington and Sir Thomas Gresham

Background imageGresham Collection: Gresham College, Basinghall Street, City of London, 1845. Artist: James Tingle

Gresham College, Basinghall Street, City of London, 1845. Artist: James Tingle
Gresham College, Basinghall Street, City of London, 1845

Background imageGresham Collection: Gresham College, City of London, 1766

Gresham College, City of London, 1766. View of the courtyard in Gresham College, Old Broad Street, with men walking in a cloister

Background imageGresham Collection: Gresham College, City of London, 1760

Gresham College, City of London, 1760. View of the courtyard in Gresham College, Old Broad Street, with a man and a woman in a cloister

Background imageGresham Collection: Gresham College, City of London, 1740. Artist: George Vertue

Gresham College, City of London, 1740. Artist: George Vertue
Gresham College, City of London, 1740. Bird s-eye view of Gresham College, looking east, showing the entrance in Old Broad Street; with a numbered key to thecollege on the right

Background imageGresham Collection: Milton Street, London, c1804. Artist: C Matthews

Milton Street, London, c1804. Artist: C Matthews
View of a building which may have been the home of both Dick Whittington and Sir Thomas Gresham in Milton Street, London, c1804

Background imageGresham Collection: Milton Street, London, 1791. Artist: John Thomas Smith

Milton Street, London, 1791. Artist: John Thomas Smith
North east view of a house in Sweatings Passage, Milton Street, London, 1791, which was possibly inhabited by both Dick Whittington and Sir Thomas Gresham

Background imageGresham Collection: Gresham Oregon US City Street Map

Gresham Oregon US City Street Map
Vector Illustration of a City Street Map of Gresham, Oregon, USA. Scale 1:60, 000. All source data is in the public domain. U.S

Background imageGresham Collection: On Change - Royal Exchange, 1891. Artist: William Luker

On Change - Royal Exchange, 1891. Artist: William Luker
On Change - Royal Exchange, 1891. The Royal Exchange in London was founded in the 16th century by the merchant Thomas Gresham on the suggestion of his factor Richard Clough to act as a centre of

Background imageGresham Collection: Gresham College, City of London, c18th century (1911)

Gresham College, City of London, c18th century (1911). Gresham College is an institution of higher learning located at Barnards Inn Hall off Holborn

Background imageGresham Collection: Interior of the Royal Exchange, City of London, c1910 (1911)

Interior of the Royal Exchange, City of London, c1910 (1911). Founded by the merchant Sir Thomas Gresham, the Royal Exchange was officially opened on 23 January 1571 by Queen Elizabeth I

Background imageGresham Collection: Sir Thomas Gresham, British merchant and financier, 16th century (1793)

Sir Thomas Gresham, British merchant and financier, 16th century (1793). Gresham (1519-1579) was the founder of the Royal Exchange and Gresham College, London



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Gresham, a name that echoes through history and spans across different locations. From the LCC-LFB Brixton fire station in London SW8 to The Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street in Dublin, this name holds significance in various contexts. In London, the LCC-LFB Dennis dual-purpose pump-escape proudly displays the Gresham emblem, symbolizing its connection to this renowned family. Meanwhile, the Royal Exchange (Original) stands as a testament to resilience after enduring WW2 bomb damage on St Anne and St Agnes Gresham Street. Speaking of World War II, Big Bill Gresham earned his nickname "The Human Rope" for his incredible feats of strength and bravery during those tumultuous times. His legacy lives on as an embodiment of courage amidst adversity. Away from war-torn streets, The Gresham Hotel graces O'Connell Street in Dublin with its elegant presence. A place where stories unfold and memories are made within its walls. Not limited to military associations alone, officers of the Welsh Guards at The Albuhera Barracks pay homage to their heritage by bearing the name Gresham. Similarly, British Officers at Aldershot's Albuhera Barracks carry this distinguished title with pride. Delving deeper into history reveals Holt School - once home to the esteemed Gresham family. This grand residence now serves as an educational institution but still carries remnants of its past glory engraved within its walls. From fire stations and hotels to barracks and schools, each location tied together by one common thread: Gresham. A name that resonates with strength, resilience, honor, and a rich tapestry woven throughout time itself.