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Dave Amesbury – 07.02.2021

It is with much sadness that we have received notification of the death of Dave (Amer) Amesbury who passed away on the 7th February 2021, having bravely fought a battle with cancer. He retired in January 1999, having served at

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In Memoriam Book 1906 to 1996

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Pete Dobson – 08.01.2021

Pete Dobson passed away 8th January 2021 aged, 78 years following a battle with cancer. Pete started his career at Trowbridge Fire Station, transferred to Avon Fire Brigade at Bath Fire Station, finishing up at A7 Yate. Funeral Service Friday

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Dave Nock – 19.12.2020

Dave Nock passed away on 19th December. Dave was a former retained Firefighter at Weston – Super- Mare Funeral Service Monday 18th January 13.30 Weston Crematorium.

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Steve Shipway – 18.12.2020

It is with great sadness we have received notification of the death of Steve Shipway who passed away on Friday 18 December following a long illness. Steve was 65 years of age and retired from the Service 10 years ago

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William ‘Bill’ Robson – 27.09.2020

Bill Robson aged 86 passed peacefully away on 27th September 2020. he leaves a wife Shelia and two adult children. A colleague recalls….. I served with him at Bedminster for many years. (not sure if he was based anywhere else)

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Nigel Pennycott – 24.07.2020

It is with much regret to announce that Nigel S. Pennycott, aged 76 years, passed away on the 24th July 2020. Nigel’s funeral will take place on 11th August and will be a family only affair due to the restrictions

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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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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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