David Pike is a renowned author who served in the London Fire Brigade and is a keen supporter of Massey Shaw.
He has written a number of books and has kindly donated some signed copies. There are limited copies available via our website, with 100% of the proceeds going towards to our restoration, education and volunteer development on board.
MORE ABOUT THE BOOK
After his autobiography Beyond the Flames and his eclectic anthology London’s Firefighters, David C. Pike’s latest book about the London Fire Brigade, Fire-Floats and Fireboats, takes as its focus the history of firefighting on the river Thames.
Starting in Roman times and bringing the story right up to the present day, Pike’s comprehensive survey charts the astonishing evolution of the vessels used to combat fire from the river, pays homage to the intrepid crews of these often unwieldy craft, and vividly recreates some of the most devastating conflagrations the capital has ever seen. With more than 250 fascinating illustrations, Fire-Floats and Fireboats is certain to appeal to lovers of London and aficionados of history and technology, but will also be enjoyed by a wide range of general readers.