Yearly Archives: 2015

Keynsham Fire Station – Closed

Keynsham Fire Station closed on 18th October and has now merged with Brislington Fire Station in preparation for the move to the new Hicks Gate Fire Station opening in early 2016. For further information please see the Avon Fire &

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The Fireman’s Axe

Roger Smith The Axe

Posted in Miscellaneous articles

Stephen Smith – 05.09.2015

Stephen Smith passed away on Saturday 5th September 2015, formally of White Watch Temple, who retired in 1999. Steve began his long Fire Brigade career in Southampton, before transferring to Avon, with postings to Avonmouth, Patchway and White Watch Temple,

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Frederick Ponsford 1922 – 2012

Frederick Ponsford 1922 – 2012

Posted in Historical accounts

James Colston Cecil 1920 – 2005

James Colston Cecil. 1920 – 2005

Posted in Historical accounts

Pat Aris QFSM – 25.07.2015

Pat Aris QFSM passed away on 25th July 2015 aged 82 years. Patrick Aris QFSM joined the County of Avon Fire Brigade as Deputy Chief Fire Officer in 1980. He started his career with Surrey Fire Brigade in 1962 after serving

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Michael York – 16.07.2015

Michael (Mike) York passed away on 16th July aged 76 years. He served at Weston-Super-Mare and Temple Fire Stations, he was a Leading Fireman at the time of his retirement in January 1994. Funeral Service 2pm,  Thursday 6th July ay St.Marys Church, Yatton. Afterwards at

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Les Jackson – 09.12.2014

Les Jackson passed away on the 9th December 2014 aged 90 years. Les was a Fireman at Avonmouth when he retired from the service on 22nd December 1976.

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Kelvin ‘Barney’ Pugh – 17.04.2015

Kelvin ‘Barney’ Pugh, aged 69 years, passed away on Friday 17th April 2015. Barney, as he was known though-out the service, he served at Bath Fire Station for all of his career. The Funeral Service was held at West Wiltshire Crematorium

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Violet (Vi) Goessens – 06.04.2015

It is with much sadness that I inform you of the passing of Violet (Vi) Goessens, who sadly passed away on Monday 6th April 2015 aged 91 years. Vi was a former cleaner at Avonmouth in the late 80’s/ early

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