Thank you to Ian Scott, now living in Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England,
for sending me this photo.
"This photo could have been taken by Drummond
Shiels, as it appears to have been taken from opposite his shop."
Royal Visit - 1903
"The firemen have constructed a 'A' from the long
ladders, for Queen Alexandra. I don't think she actually visited the
station but they gave the lined up crews the 'Royal Wave' as they passed in
"Clarke's Bar is in the background. This was
the 'local' for the men who stayed in the flats at Lauriston. There was an
arrangement for the roller blind in the watch room to be raised and lowered to
tell the firemen that the bells had gone, and that they should get across the
There was one stair at the top of Lady Lawson
Street, known as 'Old Hundred', next to Clarke's Bar which also accommodated
some firemen's families. These flats also had house alarm bells."
Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire,
England: 26 Apr 2010