Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Fire Fire!

I passed by the HQ of the London Fire Brigade on the Albert Embankment yesterday, and was suddenly reminded of Sunday's little drama on Chichester Harbour by a magnificent relief sculpture on the front showing Merfiremen tackling a fire on a ship with fish-hoses.
Directly below are galleys with billowing sail and a bank of oars. They date from 1937, carved by Gilbert Bayes.

1 comment:

Gavin Atkin said...

That's completely mad. Long may it continue where it is!