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Frank Wilton – Western Daily 2019

F WILTON Paper Cutting

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Fred Ponsford’s 1984 Album  

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John Clark – 03.07.2019

CLARK JOHN. Passed away on the 3rd of July 2019 aged 80 years. When anyone joins the Fire Service it becomes a major part of their life as well as their family.  John joined as a Fireman and retired as

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Fleur Lombard – Train Naming 14.05.2019

Fleur Lombard’s name will live on through a new train. GWR have introduced a new fleet of Hitachi Intercity Express trains and have named one after Fleur. (Fleet number 800 023) Fleur Lombard Train Naming 14052019

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Frank G. Wilton – 08.06.2019

Francis (Frank) George Wilton. OStJ, QFSM, MIFireE, passed away on 8th June 2019 aged 85 years, following a short illness. Frank enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1950 as an Artificer leaving in 1954 to join the Wiltshire Fire Brigade,

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Big Brother is Watching RLSmith

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Bernie Lewis – 03.05.2019

Bernard John Lewis, or Bernie, as he was known served for 12 years as a firefighter with Avon Fire Brigade. Bernie moved to Kingswood station in 1970, from Cirencester station, in Gloucestershire where he served with the brigade there (having

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Iris Taylor – 02.04.2019

We have been informed that Iris Taylor passed away on 2nd April 2019. Iris joined the Bristol Fire Brigade as a Control Room operator and move to Avon when the new H.Q. Building opened in 1973. Following he retirement Iris

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John Sweet – 25.03.2019

It is with much sadness that we have received notification of the death of former Sub.Officer John Sweet who passed away on Monday 25th March 2019. John was a member of the Gloucestershire Fire Service and serving at Patchway from

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Eric Flowers – 03.04.2019

Eric Flowers aged 94 years passed away on 3rd April 2019. Eric Flowers joined the Bristol Police Fire Brigade in 1939 and served at the Gloucester Road Fire Station, Horfield.  Leaving in 1942 to join the Royal Naval Air Service

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