Yearly Archives: 2021

Colin Rees – 28.10.2021

Colin Rees passed away on 28th October aged 85 years. Colin Albert Victor Rees, was born 10th September 1936 in Lewisham, London. Between the age of two and eight he survived World War II, though he still had lots of

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Melvin Rogers

Melvin (Mel) Rogers aged 78 years, passed away on 24th October 2021. Mel worked for Brecknel, Dolman & Rogers prior to joining the Bristol Fire Brigade in 1963, training at Speedwell Fire Station following which he was posted to Brislington,

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Dave (Chippy) Carpenter – 21.08.2021

It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of retired Sub Officer Dave (Chippy) Carpenter on Saturday 21 August 2021, following illness. Chippy was a gentleman and well-liked member of White & Red Watch at A1

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Dennis Fenlon – 26.07.2021

Dennis Fenlon passed away 26th July 2021 aged 89 years. Dennis served at A4 Severnside and also at Avonmouth where he retired from in 1981 as a Sub Officer. Funeral details: Monday 16th August at Canford Crematorium,  Canford Ln, Westbury

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Steve Angell – 12.06.2021

Steve Angell sadly passed away on 12th June 2021 following a tragic accident. Steve joined the Service in May 1988 with Bath On Call, where he has remained throughout his career and is a well-respected and valued member of the

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Raymond Allen – 04.06.2021

Raymond Allen passed away 04 June 2021, aged 99 years. Ray (Ches) joined Bristol Fire Brigade in 1948 and was posted to Bridewell Fire Station. He also served at Ashton Drive and finally at Avonmouth, where he retired in 1976

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Derek Summer – 02.06.2021

Derek Summers aged 84, sadly passed away on 2nd June 2021 A former colleague wrote: I was lucky to serve with him for four years on White Watch B6 Speedwell. He was one of the finest practical Firemen I ever

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Tim Franklin – 07.04.2021

It is with very much sadness that we inform you of the passing of Tim Franklin on 7th April 2021, Tim was 64 years of age, and passed away in Southmead Hospital after a short illness. Tim joined the County

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Graham Parker – 18.02.2021

It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of pensioner Graham Parker who passed away on 18.02.2021 aged 86 years. He retired in April 1989 from Weston super Mare fire station. He was well respected by

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