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Monument to James Braidwood, Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, Greater London

Monument to James Braidwood, Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, Greater London
Photograph taken 23 January 2003 © Ms Linda Margaret Simmonds. Source Historic England Archive ref: 464038

This is a monument to James Braidwood (1800-61). He was a leading fireman of his day. He did much to establish the profession of fire fighting. From 1832 he was the superintendent of the Fire Engine Establishment. He lost his life in the great Tooley Street fire of 22 June 1861. He was buried here on 29 June as a national hero.

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