Thursday, 24 November 2016

Looking across from Lambeth Bridge in 1938

This is another one of those buildings which just passed me by, although my old school friend Jimmy must have visited it when he embarked on a creer with the London Fire Brigade back in 1966.

It was opened in July 1937 and rather than steal other people’s research I shall just direct you to that excellent site, Different Architecture for Different Times,* and in particular the entry for the building, Fire Brigade Headquarters, Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London,** which has an impressive set of pictures and a fine description of the place.

And I have to say looking at a recent picture of the building despite it change of use and uncertain future it looks pretty much the same.















Picture; LONDON FIRE BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS - VIEW FROM LAMBETH BRIDGE, 1938, from the set London, by Tuck and Sons, courtesy of Tuck DB, https://www.tuckdb.org/

* Different Architecture for Different Times,http://manchesterhistory.net/architecture/architecture.html, 

** Fire Brigade Headquarters, Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London,
http://manchesterhistory.net/architecture/1930/firebrigade.html

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