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Neil Evans – 17.06.2020

Neil Evans passed away on the 17th June 2020 aged 70 years. Neil Joined the Somerset Fire Brigade, Retained Service in 1971 providing cover for Minehead and the surrounding district. He would initially be called out from his parents’ home

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John Highams – 07.06.2020

John Walter Highams, aged 71 years, passed away on the 7th June 2020 following a fatal Heart attack. John joined the Fire Service in Slough when he was 18 and later transferred to the Avon Fire Brigade where he retired

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Tom King – 20.06.2020

Tom King died at home on June 20th aged 74 years. He served as a firefighter from 1963 – 1990. He started his career with Hertfordshire Fire Service aged 18 based at Watford, and moved to Weston-super-Mare when Avon was

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David Williams – 02.05.2020

David Williams aged 76 years, passed away on the 02nd May 2020. David joined the Bristol Fire Brigade in 1962 and served at many stations in the Bristol and Avon Fire Services, he retired in 1993 after 31 years service.

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John Crawley – 27.04.2020

John Crawley, aged 66 years passed away on 27th April 2020. John served as a Retained Firefighter at station 02 Thornbury from 1986 until 1996, during the day he served as a Paramedic with professions skills he was able to

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Stuart Taylor – 12.4.2020

Stuart Taylor aged 67 years passed away on Easter Sunday, 12th April 2020. Stuart served as wholetime Firefighter at A5 Patchway Fire Station in the Gloucestershire and County of Avon Fire Brigade era’s. His father, Harry Taylor was  Station Officer

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Robert (Bob) Pegden – 12.04.2020

Robert (Bob) Pegden passed away on 12th April 2020, aged 81 years, following a very short illness. Bob had recently returned from Australia visiting his son Ian. Bob joined the Bristol Fire Brigade in 1963, serving at Bridwell and later

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John Parnham – 27.03.2020

It is with much sadness that we have received notification of the death of retired Divisional Officer John Parnham who passed away on 27th March 2020. John was 90 years of age, his passing was not in connection with the

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Dennis Lucas – 06.03.2020

It is with much sadness that I inform you of the passing of Dennis Lucas aged 95 years on Friday 6th March 2020. Dennis joined Bristol Fire Brigade in 1948, after service in the RAF and a tour of duty

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Peter Taylor – 07.02.2020

It is with much regret that I inform you that Pete Taylor passed away on Friday 7th February, following a long illness Pete was 76 years of age, he retired from  AF&RS in November 1995. He leaves a widow, Denies

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The information contained within the list of Obituaries below, has been compiled from several different sources associated with the Fire Services that have, and currently exist within the former County of Avon area.

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