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The Firefighters Memorial is opposite the south side of St. Paul’s Cathedral . The Cathedral has often been depicted surrounded by flame and smoke during the Great Fire of London in 1666 and during the Blitz of 1941.

St Pauls in the Great Fire of London 1666 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

St Pauls in the Great Fire of London 1666 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

St Pauls in the Blitz By Mason, Herbert, Daily Mail photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

St Pauls in the Blitz By Mason, Herbert, Daily Mail photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Memorial was originally called ‘Blitz’ and was dedicated to the men and women of the Fire Service who lost their lives as a result of their duties during World War II and was unveiled in  May 1991. In 2000 it was recommissioned as a memorial to firefighters throughout the ages and renamed ‘Firefighters Memorial’. There is an Annual Service of Remembrance and Wreath Laying at the memorial each September.

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