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Holborn fire 1962
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No: 21422   Contributor: Roger Newark   Year: 1962   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Holborn fire 1962

Taken at a fire in Holborn, London in 1962. Note London copper casting a wary eye upon me and my camera!
Picture added on 11 January 2010 at 11:47
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Roger, absolutely incredible!! Thank you from Perth Western Australia,,,,

Added by Pavel on 11 January 2010.
Gleaming Dennis F101's, canvas hose, black helments & leggings. Perfect!

Added by Kyle on 11 January 2010.
What a great period British Fire-Scene says everything.

BTW - what would be the metal box, carried on the back of the Fireman, next to Officer in white helmet ? the paint-work looks worn - an early portable radio ?

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 17 January 2010.
I believe it was an early R/T set. They were very "clunky" and basic at that time.

Added by Roger on 17 January 2010.
Yes Roger then known as a 'walkie-talkie' or 'pack set'....even today our hand held radios, which are not much bigger than a mobile (cell) phone are known as 'pack-sets' in our brigade.

Added by Barrie Green on 17 January 2010.
Thanks, Gents;

I had some experience in late 60's with the big, awkward crystal-controlled 'portable' radio-telephone sets.

Still amazed at today's infinitely programmable channel 'hand-helds' that you drop into your pocket......


Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 18 January 2010.
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