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Warehouse Collection

"From Firefighters to Fishing Villages

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Firefighters on a tea break after fire St Katherines Dock

Firefighters on a tea break after fire St Katherines Dock
London firefighters (with cork helmets) and Auxiliary Fire Service firefighters (with tin hats and AFS badges on their tunics)

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Shad Thames DD004547

Shad Thames DD004547
A view looking west along Shad Thames showing The Cardamom Building in the left foreground and the arch carrying Tower Bridge Road across Shad Thames just visible in the distance

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Railway goods shed, Rainham c. 1860 IC277_001

Railway goods shed, Rainham c. 1860 IC277_001
A cut-away reconstruction drawing, by Allan T. Adams, of the railway goods shed at Rainham, Medway, in the 1860s

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Burnley Weavers Triangle DES01_01_0212

Burnley Weavers Triangle DES01_01_0212
Weavers Triangle, Burnley, Lancashire. A view looking south east along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal from Westgate Bridge showing mills and warehouses lining the canal

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Glenlivet Scotch Whisky distillery 1890

Glenlivet Scotch Whisky distillery 1890
Six thousand barrels of whisky in a bonded warehouse on the ground floor, Edinburgh, Scotland, proprietors Andrew Usher and Co. 1890

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Traditional old timber houses in Bryggen, Bergen, Hordaland County, Norway

Traditional old timber houses in Bryggen, Bergen, Hordaland County, Norway

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Blitz - Fire at Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe

Blitz - Fire at Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe
Warehouses ablaze (the left wing of the No.8 warehouse) following the heavy enemy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe

Background imageWarehouse Collection: An elevated view of the fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, England

An elevated view of the fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, England
Looking seawards over cottage rooftops of the fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, England

Background imageWarehouse Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Sailing vessels moored at Rochester DIX02_01_188

Sailing vessels moored at Rochester DIX02_01_188
Sailing vessels moored beside timber warehouses at Rochester, Medway, Kent. Photographed by J Dixon Scott between 1925 and 1935

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. Artist: Frederick James Havell

Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. Artist: Frederick James Havell
Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. View with boats and crew on Regents Canal and figures on the dockside

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Goods shed, Preston CC76_00091

Goods shed, Preston CC76_00091
Goods Shed, West Lancashire Station, Fishergate Hill, Preston. Two vans parked outside the Cantrell and Cochrane depot. Photographed in 1927 for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway

Background imageWarehouse Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Firefighters working at scene of large warehouse fire

Firefighters working at scene of large warehouse fire, Bow, East London

Background imageWarehouse Collection: LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2

LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2
Three firemen died fighting this blaze in a Covent Garden warehouse in Langley Street. The first crews to arrive, from Clerkenwell fire station, found the warehouse well alight

Background imageWarehouse Collection: LFB at 25 pump fire, warehouse in Fulham

LFB at 25 pump fire, warehouse in Fulham
LFB firefighters in action at a fire in Fulham, where 100 tons of paraffin wax ignited in a riverside warehouse. The major blaze required 25 pumps

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses ablaze following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Buell XB-12S Lightning (Cafe Racer)

Buell XB-12S Lightning (Cafe Racer)

Background imageWarehouse Collection: The Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

The Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA - very interesting little naval steamer shown in the foreground. Date: 1908

Background imageWarehouse Collection: The islands of St Kilda archipelago in Scotland. Island of Hirta, Traditonal Cleit

The islands of St Kilda archipelago in Scotland. Island of Hirta, Traditonal Cleit
The islands of St Kilda archipelago in Scotland. Island of Hirta, Traditional Cleit, a dry stone bothy used for storing food and other materials. (Large format sizes available)

Background imageWarehouse Collection: The River Thames, Tower Bridge, City Hall, Bermondsey warehouses and the Shard at

The River Thames, Tower Bridge, City Hall, Bermondsey warehouses and the Shard at night shot from Wapping, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWarehouse Collection: T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London

T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London
The warehouses of T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London. In 1914 the company were manufacturing of Lead, White Lead, Paint, Colour and Varnish, Glass

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Goods shed, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BL12500

Goods shed, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BL12500
Forth Banks Goods Station, Pottery Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Interior view of the goods shed designed by architect William Bell for the North Eastern Railway Company

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Bunnahabhain distillery, Islay, Inner Hebrides, Argyll, Scotland, UK

Bunnahabhain distillery, Islay, Inner Hebrides, Argyll, Scotland, UK

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses in a smoky atmosphere following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Goods shed, Leicester CC80_00073

Goods shed, Leicester CC80_00073
London And North West Railway Company Goods Shed, Sussex Street, Leicester. Men moving a crate of produce in the Carmichaels Farm depot at the No 2 Shed

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Goods shed, Ulverston CC80_00077

Goods shed, Ulverston CC80_00077
Ulverston Goods Station, Princes Street, Ulverston, Cumbria. Men moving sacks of dairy meal in a depot used by the Furness and South Cumberland Supply Association

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Goods shed, Preston CC80_00089

Goods shed, Preston CC80_00089
Goods Shed, West Lancashire Station, Fishergate Hill, Preston. The interior of the Cantrell and Cochrane depot with an employee moving a crate across the store

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00440

Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00440
Colonial Buildings, 7 Horsefair, Ladywood, Birmingham. The premises of the Birmingham Tube and Fittings Company Limited on the corner of Horsefair and Windmill Street

Background imageWarehouse Collection: The Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, Guidecca, Venice, Veneto, Italy

The Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, Guidecca, Venice, Veneto, Italy

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Bomb damaged building, West India Docks, WW2

Bomb damaged building, West India Docks, WW2
A warehouse building with its top floor and roof damaged by an incendiary bomb, North Quay, West India Docks, East London, during the Second World War. Date: 1940s

Background imageWarehouse Collection: 10000 barrels of rum in store at West India Docks, London, England undated

10000 barrels of rum in store at West India Docks, London, England undated

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Fireboat tackling fire at Colonial Wharf, East London

Fireboat tackling fire at Colonial Wharf, East London
A fireboat tackles a fire at Colonial Wharf, Wapping High Street, East London, 27 September 1935. This was a typical big Thamesside fire of the sort which the London Fire Brigade has tackled for over

Background imageWarehouse Collection: View of Scotch whisky warehouses 1890

View of Scotch whisky warehouses 1890
General view of warehouses of Andrew Usher & Co, in Edinburgh, purchasing agents for the Glenlivet and Royal Brackla distillieries

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Entrance to the Regents Canal, Limehouse, from London and it

Entrance to the Regents Canal, Limehouse, from London and it
931585 Entrance to the Regents Canal, Limehouse, from London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century pub. Jones & Co. 1827-1829 (engraving) by Shepherd

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Horse-drawn gig outside tea warehouse, c. 1800

Horse-drawn gig outside tea warehouse, c. 1800
Horse-drawn gig outside genuine tea warehouse, c.1800 Date: C.1800

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Blitz in London -- Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey, WW2

Blitz in London -- Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action with fire engines and hosepipes at Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey Wall, on 12 August 1944. Date: 1944

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Barrels of molasses in the West India Docks (sepia photo)

Barrels of molasses in the West India Docks (sepia photo)
STC347646 Barrels of molasses in the West India Docks (sepia photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageWarehouse Collection: J.s Fry and Sons Cocoa and chocolate works, Bristol 1884

J.s Fry and Sons Cocoa and chocolate works, Bristol 1884
Interior and exterior of British company owned by Joseph Storrs Fry and Sons, Cocoa and chocolate works, Bristol. Date: 1884

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Hatton Garden

Hatton Garden
Though Hatton Garden is chiefly associated with the jewelry trade, it is also famous as the location of the warehouse of Rowlands Macassar Oil. Date: 1838

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Looking seawards over cottage rooftops of the fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, England

Looking seawards over cottage rooftops of the fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, England
An elevated view of the fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, England

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Entrance to the Limehouse Dock, 1850 (pen, ink & wash on paper)

Entrance to the Limehouse Dock, 1850 (pen, ink & wash on paper)
XJF472288 Entrance to the Limehouse Dock, 1850 (pen, ink & wash on paper) by Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer (1792-1864); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageWarehouse Collection: The Hongs of Canton (oil on panel)

The Hongs of Canton (oil on panel)
BAL167094 The Hongs of Canton (oil on panel) by Cantonese School; Private Collection; Roy Miles Fine Paintings; Cantonese, out of copyright

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Bergen Warehouses at night

Bergen Warehouses at night

Background imageWarehouse Collection: Cotton Warehouse 1930S

Cotton Warehouse 1930S
Men loading a wagon with bales of cotton from a warehouse in Manchester, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageWarehouse Collection: GLC-LFB Warehouse fire, Herring Street, London

GLC-LFB Warehouse fire, Herring Street, London
A serious warehouse fire in riverside wharfs and a turntable ladder at work in the distance. In the foreground salvage tenders from the London Salvage Corps are in attendance to mitigate damage

Background imageWarehouse Collection: LCC-LFB in action at warehouse blaze

LCC-LFB in action at warehouse blaze
Two turntable ladders brought into action at a major warehouse fire with an LCC ambulance standing by in the foreground




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"From Firefighters to Fishing Villages: Exploring the Fascinating World of Warehouses" Firefighters on a tea break after extinguishing a massive fire at St Katherines Dock, showcasing their resilience and dedication. An elevated view captures the picturesque fishing village of Staithes in North Yorkshire, England, where charming warehouses line the harbor. Transporting us back in time, an old railway goods shed from Rainham circa 1860 stands as a testament to industrial progress and trade. Step into history with a glimpse of Glenlivet Scotch Whisky distillery in 1890, where barrels age gracefully inside vast warehouses filled with rich aromas. Sailing vessels find solace as they moor at Rochester's docks, surrounded by towering warehouses that store precious cargo for trading ventures. The entrance to Regents Canal Dock in Limehouse takes us back to 1828 when bustling activity revolved around this vital London warehouse hub. Witness the devastating impact of war as Surrey Commercial Docks succumb to flames during the Blitz era – a stark reminder of sacrifice and resilience. Across the Atlantic Ocean lies Charlestown's Navy Yard in Massachusetts, USA – an impressive complex housing naval supplies within its sturdy warehouses. Preston's goods shed serves as a symbol of commerce and industry; it stands tall amidst bustling activity and signifies economic growth for the town. Butlers Wharf Warehouse fire ignites Bermondsey's skyline during LCC-LFB incident - highlighting both bravery and challenges faced by firefighters daily. WW2 unleashes chaos upon London’s Surrey Docks; witness how resilient warehouses stood strong amidst relentless bombings during the Blitz.