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"Wheeled: A Journey Through Time and Fire" Step back in time to the Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map of 1982

Background imageWheeled Collection: Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map, 1982

Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map, 1982 (c); with typescript annotations relating to the condition and passibility of airfields, roads and tracks by tracked and wheeled vehicles

Background imageWheeled Collection: Reliant Robin Only Fools Horses Del Boy

Reliant Robin Only Fools Horses Del Boy

Background imageWheeled 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 imageWheeled Collection: Morgan Super Aero 3 wheeler

Morgan Super Aero 3 wheeler

Background imageWheeled Collection: LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill

LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill
Firefighters using the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder to gain access to the upper floors of this terraced house affected by a serious blaze in Notting Hill, West London

Background imageWheeled Collection: Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8

Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8
London firefighters and the London Salvage Corps (in the long coats) at the scene of a fire involving shops and dwellings in Wandsworth Road, Clapham, SW8, on 9 September 1959

Background imageWheeled 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 imageWheeled Collection: Piaggio Ape 500 pickup

Piaggio Ape 500 pickup

Background imageWheeled Collection: LCC-LFB Shoreditch fire station, City of London

LCC-LFB Shoreditch fire station, City of London
Built in 1895, station B27, Shoreditch fire station, was located at 140 Tabernacle Street, near Old Street, City of London. The stations spare escape ladder is parked on the station forecourt

Background imageWheeled 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 imageWheeled 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 imageWheeled Collection: Benz Motor Car of 1888

Benz Motor Car of 1888
The Benz Patent-Motorwagen Number 3 of 1888 - probably the first petrol car brought into England. A three-wheeled vehicle with a horizontal single cylinder motor

Background imageWheeled Collection: Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Background imageWheeled Collection: FAB 1 Thunderbirds Car

FAB 1 Thunderbirds Car

Background imageWheeled Collection: The Cawston Ostrich Farm - South Pasadena, California

The Cawston Ostrich Farm - South Pasadena, California, USA. A large ostrich pulls a wheeled cart, containing an enthusiastic lady passenger! The boss of the farm in bowler hat stands proudly behind

Background imageWheeled 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 imageWheeled Collection: LCC-MFB Cherry Garden river fire station, SE London

LCC-MFB Cherry Garden river fire station, SE London
Built by the London County Council, Cherry Garden river fire station was located at Cherry Garden Street in Bermondsey. It was one of four Metropolitan Fire Brigade river stations and, from 1904

Background imageWheeled Collection: Manual Fire-Engine / 1885

Manual Fire-Engine / 1885
Factory Pattern Manual Fire- engine constructed by Merryweathers for the use of factory fire brigade

Background imageWheeled Collection: Milk boy with three-wheeled cart & cans

Milk boy with three-wheeled cart & cans
A three-wheeled handcart, used to deliver milk in the East End of London. Two deliveries were made every morning and filled bottles

Background imageWheeled Collection: GLC-LFB ERF diesel pump-escape fire engine

GLC-LFB ERF diesel pump-escape fire engine
The ERF pump escape attached to Millwall fire station, the latest addition to the Brigades appliance fleet. It was a dual-purpose appliance that could carry either the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder

Background imageWheeled Collection: Harrods toy department, rocking horses, 1922

Harrods toy department, rocking horses, 1922
A uniform display of wooden rocking horses and smaller toy horses on wheels in the Harrods toy department, Christmas 1922. Date: 1922

Background imageWheeled Collection: Hansom cab 1875

Hansom cab 1875
Two-wheeled Hanson cab, waiting for a fare. Date: 1875

Background imageWheeled Collection: Fairey Campania two-seat seaplane

Fairey Campania two-seat seaplane
Fairey Campania two-seat carrier-borne reconnaissance or coastal patroller seaplane, which entered production in early 1917. It was mounted on a wheeled trolley for takeoff from a ships flight deck

Background imageWheeled Collection: Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8

Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8
London firefighters and the London Salvage Corps (in the long coats) at the scene of a fire involving shops and dwellings in Wandsworth Road, Clapham, SW8, on 9 September 1959. Date: 1959

Background imageWheeled Collection: Advert for Treasure Cot baby specialises 1930

Advert for Treasure Cot baby specialises 1930
Treasure Cot store devoted to mothers babies and children, with a selection of baby clothing, robe, dainty long flannel gown, shawl and a hand knitted carrying cape

Background imageWheeled Collection: NFS-London Region 50ft wheeled escape ladder, WW2

NFS-London Region 50ft wheeled escape ladder, WW2
An Ajax style wheeled escape ladder, wound out in its carriage, from Fire Force Area 34 Acton fire station (E1Z) located at 24 Gunnersbury Lane, Acton, West London

Background imageWheeled Collection: Firefighters climbing wheeled escape ladders

Firefighters climbing wheeled escape ladders
Firefighters demonstrating various lengths of wheeled escape ladders

Background imageWheeled Collection: Old convertible car on street of Trinidad, Cuba

Old convertible car on street of Trinidad, Cuba

Background imageWheeled Collection: LCC-MFB Brixton fire station, Stockwell, SW London

LCC-MFB Brixton fire station, Stockwell, SW London
Brixton fire station, located in Shepherds Lane, Ferndale Road, Brixton, built in 1867. Brixton firemen pose with their two engines (an escape cart and steamer pump)

Background imageWheeled Collection: Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8

Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8
London firefighters and the London Salvage Corps (in the long coats) at the scene of a fire involving shops and dwellings in Wandsworth Road, Clapham, SW8, on 9 September 1959

Background imageWheeled Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firemen training at Brigade HQ, SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firemen training at Brigade HQ, SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth. Here the recruit squad are rescuing by carrying down on the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder pitched to the third

Background imageWheeled Collection: Apollo 16 lunar rover, artwork

Apollo 16 lunar rover, artwork
Apollo 16 lunar rover. Artwork of the US astronaut John Watts Young (born 1930) driving a lunar rover on a performance test run on the Moons surface

Background imageWheeled Collection: Vintage photograph WW II - British Churchill tank

Vintage photograph WW II - British Churchill tank
Vintage photograph World War II - British Churchill tank, Italian campaign, crossing of the Senio River

Background imageWheeled Collection: Beach bathing machines, 1913

Beach bathing machines, 1913
Beach bathing machines with bathers. These huts on wheels were developed in the Victorian era to allow bathers to change and be wheeled down to the sea for private and secluded bathing

Background imageWheeled 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 imageWheeled Collection: Elderly woman with large number of dogs

Elderly woman with large number of dogs
An elderly woman with a large number of dogs of various different breeds, some of them riding in a cart which she is pushing. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageWheeled Collection: Northern Ireland - An Irish Jaunting Car

Northern Ireland - An Irish Jaunting Car - a light two-wheeled carriage for a single horse, in its most common form with seats for two or four persons placed back to back

Background imageWheeled Collection: First compound aeroplane design

First compound aeroplane design, with flappers mounted on struts rising from fixed wings set dihedrally on a wheeled car. 1805. From Cayleys original notebook

Background imageWheeled Collection: LCC-LFB Dual purpose appliances (pump escape)

LCC-LFB Dual purpose appliances (pump escape)
Introduced into the London Fire Brigade in 1934, dual purpose appliances meant that the ladders the fire engines carried were interchangeable

Background imageWheeled Collection: MFB and LCC-LFB Mile End fire station, East London

MFB and LCC-LFB Mile End fire station, East London
Built by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1866, this station was passed to the LCC-London Fire Brigade in 1889 when the LCC was created

Background imageWheeled Collection: Wheeled escape ladder vehicle

Wheeled escape ladder vehicle of the London Fire Brigade

Background imageWheeled Collection: Portable Steam Pump / 1883

Portable Steam Pump / 1883
Valiant portable Steam Pump. designed and patented by Merryweathers in 1883. A powerful self-contained pumping engine

Background imageWheeled Collection: Woman being pulled in rickshaw, jinrikisha, Japan

Woman being pulled in rickshaw, jinrikisha, Japan
Young woman being pulled in a rickshaw, jinrikisha, Japan. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageWheeled Collection: Old Killingworth 4 wheeled engine by George Stephenson

Old Killingworth 4 wheeled engine by George Stephenson, 1823. Listed in RE Bleasdales Locomotive Engines catalogue, entry 1274. Taken for Stephenson Centenary. Date: 1881

Background imageWheeled Collection: The four wheeled orrery (engraving)

The four wheeled orrery (engraving)
609980 The four wheeled orrery (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The four wheeled orrery; dated October 1747)

Background imageWheeled Collection: Metropolitan Electric Tramways Ltd 1909

Metropolitan Electric Tramways Ltd 1909
Metropolitan Electric Tramways Ltd, operating in North London, adopting the German trackless idea of running electric trolley cars on the ordinary road. Date: 1909

Background imageWheeled Collection: LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark

LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark
An early electric wheeled escape ladder vehicle, Cedes battery-driven pump/50ft escape, based at Bow fire station, seen here in the drill yard at Southwark Headquarters

Background imageWheeled Collection: LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark HQ

LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark HQ
An early electric wheeled ladder escape vehicle, a Cedes battery-driven pump/50 foot escape, based at Bow fire station, seen here in the drill yard of Southwark Headquarters



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"Wheeled: A Journey Through Time and Fire" Step back in time to the Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map of 1982, where strategic plans were meticulously crafted on wheels. Join Del Boy and his iconic Reliant Robin from Only Fools and Horses, as he navigates the streets with his unique three-wheeler charm. Witness the bravery of the LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its dedicated crews, battling flames that threatened to engulf London's heart. Feel the heat as a serious house fire rages through Notting Hill, testing the limits of both firefighters and their wheeled equipment. Experience speed like never before with the Morgan Super Aero 3 wheeler, a masterpiece combining elegance and power on three wheels. Embrace freedom on the open road with the Can-Am Spyder Roadster, an exhilarating ride that blurs boundaries between motorcycles and cars. Discover versatility in motion with Piaggio Ape 500 pickup, a compact yet mighty vehicle capable of carrying loads while maneuvering effortlessly through narrow streets. Unleash awe-inspiring firefighting capabilities as you witness a major fire in Wandsworth Road. The LCC-LFB Dennis motorized fire pump rushes into action alongside its courageous crew. Marvel at FAB 1 Thunderbirds Car's futuristic design as it zooms past, symbolizing rescue missions undertaken by International Rescue agents against all odds. Celebrate community spirit with Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade proudly showcasing their fleet of appliances - united by their commitment to protect lives and property. Immerse yourself in history at LCC-LFB Shoreditch fire station within City of London; echoes of countless emergencies still resonate within these hallowed walls. From war zones to comedy classics, from devastating fires to cutting-edge vehicles – "Wheeled" encapsulates stories told through various forms on wheels.