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Fire brigade celebrates 150 years with Union Street display

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The London Fire Brigade has decorated the windows of its Union Street headquarters with historic images of fire engines and firefighters to mark the brigade's 150th anniversary.

Fire brigade celebrates 150 years with Union Street display
Fire brigade celebrates 150 years with Union Street display
Fire brigade celebrates 150 years with Union Street display
Fire brigade celebrates 150 years with Union Street display

The brigade has its headquarters in a former Royal Mail parcels sorting office in Union Street and the old loading bays at the front of the building – now glazed – bear a useful resemblance to the appliance bays of a fire station.

The windows have been used to display large-scale vinyl images representing various decades during the brigade's history.

The brigade has also announced a programme of events and fire station open days during 2016, including a rare chance to visit the pier on Albert Embankment where London's fire boats are based.

LFB 150 events in SE1

• Saturday 25 June: Open Day at Lambeth Fire Station
• Saturday 13 August: Open Day at Lambeth River Fire Station
• Sunday 25 September: Open Day at Old Kent Road Fire Station
• November/December: Photography Exhibition at City Hall

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