Middlesex Historical John Speed 1610 Map
A reproduction of John Speed's historical map of the county of Middlesex. Originally published as part of his atlas called 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain' in 1610. John Speed ((1552-1629) was a renowned English cartographer, his maps themselves were of high quality and gained a great reputation for being among the best county maps.
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'Lancaster Castle', BR (LMR) poster, 1950
Poster produced for British Railways (BR), London Midland Region (LMR), promoting rail travel to Lancaster Castle in Lancashire, showing a view of the castle, which includes an 11th century Norman keep, and later medieval additions initiated by John of Gaunt. Elizabeth I added fortifications to the castle as a defence against the Spanish Armada. Artwork by Kenneth Steel. Printed by Stafford & Co Ltd, Netherfield, Nottingham.
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LCC-LFB firefighters change from brass to cork fire helmets LFB150
Two firemen in the foreground wearing new style cork helmets and Proto Mark IV breathing apparatus sets. The man on the right is from Station 34, Shadwell, whilst the man on the left is from Station 4, Chelsea. In the background are London firefighters still wearing the old style brass helmet. The new style cork helmet was gradually being phased in. Date: circa 1938
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