Celebrate London Fire Brigade’s 150 birthday: Clapham Village Fete

Clapham-Village-Fete-Flyer-FrontThis year London Fire Brigade celebrate their 150 birthday.

This year one of ‘England’s busiest fire and rescue services and one of the largest organisations in the world’ celebrates  150 years.

This September 3rd, Lambeth Fire Brigade @firelambeth invite you to Clapham Village Fete to join them for a day of fun, frolics, music, food and classic coconut shy in the heart of Clapham’s Old Town…

You can enjoy music, dance, arts and craft stalls, performances, rides and other outdoor interactive activities, all topped off with some of the best food and drink Clapham has to offer.

Enjoy live performances from the Dixie Strollers and more, while the kids can enjoy Clapham Mutts, a dog show for the under 16’s, or can stroll on over to say hi to the friendly animals from Vauxhall City Farm.  And don’t forget to meet your local firemen at the interactive fire engine display.

To find our more about how London Fire Brigade has developed over the past 150 years click here, in the meantime here’s a sneak preview of some wonderful images of old fire trucks through the ages….

Manual pump (c.1870)

Horsed escape van (c.1900)

Turntable ladder (c.1925)

Turntable ladder (c.1938)

Control unit (c.1952)

 

South East London Blog Team

 

 

 

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