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Eyre Massey Shaw (1830-1908) Irish soldier who served in the British army. Widely known as 'Captain Shaw', he was founder and Superintendant of the Metropolitan (now London) Fire Brigade 1861-1891. In Gilbert and Sullivan's light opera 'Iolanthe' the fairy wonders if Captain Shaw's 'brigade with cold cascade' could quench her love. Cartoon by Edward Linley Sambourne in Punch's Fancy Portraits series from 'Punch' (London, 22 January 1881).

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Eyre Massey Shaw (1830-1908) Irish soldier who served in the British army. Widely known as 'Captain Shaw', he was founder and Superintendant of the Metropolitan (now London) Fire Brigade 1861-1891. In Gilbert and Sullivan's light opera 'Iolanthe' the fairy wonders if Captain Shaw's 'brigade with cold cascade' could quench her love.   Cartoon by Edward Linley Sambourne in Punch's Fancy Portraits series from 'Punch' (London, 22 January 1881).