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Peter Shilton – 08.10.2019

It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the death of former Senior Divisional Officer Peter Shilton aged 73, on the 8th October 2019. Peter’s funeral will take place at St James church in Tytherington, South

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Jim Hopes 12.09.2019

It is with much sadness that we have received notification of the death of James (Jim) Hopes, aged 66 years, ex Speedwell Fire Station who passed away on Thursday 12th September following  a long illness.  His wife passed away a

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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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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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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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Dave Milsom – 28.03.2019

We have notified that Dave Milsom, formerly of Speedwell and Avonmouth Fire Stations passed away today (28/03/2019) aged 67 years. Funeral will be held at Westerleigh Crematorium on Thursday 25th April at 12:30, all welcome.

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Brian Chedzoy – 09.11.2018

It is with much sadness that we have received late notification of the death of former fireman Brian Chedzoy, who passed away on 9th November 2018. Brian’s was a serving member of Blue Watch at Station A5 Patchway when he

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