Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include Edward VII, who maintained a kit at a London fire station.

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

January 27, 2010

'ALLY PALLY'

Photos: Illustrated London News, Alexandra Palace
Fire struck London's Alexandra Palace - known as "Ally Pally" - in 1873 and more than a century later in July 1980.