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Alan Clark – 07.09.2017

It is with much sadness that I wish to inform you of the death of former colleague Alan Clark, who passed away on the 7th September 2017, aged 76 years. Alan was a whole-time fireman at Bristol Fire Brigade’s Bridewell

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Bob Fraser – 24.08.2017

Robert (Bob) Fraser passed away on Thursday 24th August 2017, aged 72 years. His funeral will be on Friday 22nd September at 1.30 pm at South Bristol Crematorium, Bedminster Down and then the wake at Woodspring Golf Club. All family,

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Ron Wyatt – 21.08.2017

Ron Wyatt, aged 93, passed away on Monday 21st August 2017. Ron served in the National Fire Service (NFS), Bristol Police Fire Brigade, Bristol Fire Brigade, Ron served his whole career at Bridewell Headquarters Fire Station, Bristol from where he

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Max Prendergast – 28.07.2017

Max Prendergast passed away unexpectedly on on Friday 28th July 2017. Max retired from Avon Fire & Rescue in 2014, having served 29 years as a Firefighter at Southmead,  Temple and finally at Bath fire stations. Funeral services, Tuesday 15th

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John Gamlin – 27.07.2017

John Gamlin aged 70, passed away on Thursday 27th July 2017 after a long illness. Following initial training at Reigate Training Centre in 1965, John was posted to Bridewell Fire Station in central Bristol moving through the ranks whilst servings

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Frank Barr – 07.06.2017

Frank Barr aged 84 years, passed away on 7th June 2017 Frank Barr worked for the County of Avon Fire Brigade at Headquarters. He was a real ‘old fashioned gent’.  He worked in what was the Registry Department (central files) and

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Graham Hood – 15.03.2017

Graham Hood, passed away on Wednesday 15th March 2017, following his long illness. As a member of Gloucestershire Fire Service, Graham served at Cheltenham and Patchway before transferring to Cornwall in 1971, whereby on retirement he was serving as a

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Fredrick Clavey – 08.02.2017

FREDERICK CLAVEY  passed away on 8th February 2017, aged 78 years. Leaving a widow Jean. Fred retired as a Retained Leading Fireman at Nailsea Fire Station in the mid-1990s having completed 22 years in the service. All former colleagues and friends

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Peter Spindler – 18.01.2017

Peter Spindler, passed away on Wednesday 18th January 2017, following his long illness, aged 79 years. At 15 years of age, Pete joined the Navy and served on many ships and submarines mainly as an Asdic and Radio operator. After

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Martin Boskett – 04.01.2017

Martin (Boz) Boskett passed away on Wednesday 4th January 2017 aged 66 years. Martin passed at Bristol Royal Infirmary after a long illness. He joined Gloucestershire Fire Service as a Junior Fireman in 1966 and was posted to Cheltenham in 1968

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