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A Grand Lot

The London fire service during the First and Second World Wars

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An illustrated lecture on the First and Second World Wars which had a strong impact on the fire service in London.

This lecture will discuss how changes brought about during periods of conflict created a lasting legacy long after peace had been declared.

The first part of the lecture will focus on the First World War and how conscription affected fire services and the devastation caused by munitions factories.

Part two will concentrate on the Second World War and the effects of war on the home front.

Discover why Churchill thought firefighters 'were a grand lot and their work must never be forgotten'.

The lecture will be led by a museum expert in the grand setting of Winchester House, residence of the first chief officer of the London Fire Brigade (LFB), Captain Shaw, now home to the LFB Museum.

The talk will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to visit the museum.


London Fire Brigade Museum
Winchester House, 94A Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0UG
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