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Gordon Pratten – 13.03.2018

Gordon Pratten, aged 82 years, passed away on 13th Match 2018. Gordon was at Speedwell and he also served at Patchway (blue watch) in the late 70s /early 1980s until his retirement. Funeral Westerleigh Crematorium on Monday 16th April 2018

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Alan Totterdell – 07.03.2018

Alan Totterdell aged 74 years, passed away peacefully on 7th March 2018. Alan Joined the Bristol Fire Brigade in 1962, trained at Reigate, Surrey and was posted to Avonmouth, transferred to Bridewell three years later. Bridewell closed in 1973, and

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Geoffery Ronald Ford – 18.02.2018

It is with much sadness that I wish to inform you of the death of former colleague Geoffrey Ford, aged 83 years,  who passed away on the 18th February 2018. Geoffrey served as a fireman at Station C5 Bedminster until

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Glyn Jones – 09.02.2018

It is with much sadness that I wish to inform you of the death of former Assistant Divisional Officer Glyn James Jones who passed away in Bath Royal United Hospital on Friday 9th February 2018, aged 85 years. Glyn joined

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Kevin O’Connor – 29.01.2018

Kevin O’Connor aged 66 years passed away after a short illness on Monday 29th January 2018, surrounded by his family. Kevin joined Avon Fire Brigade in 1973 and served on Red Watch at Speedwell Fire Station, he retired in September

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Clive ‘Barry’ Cook – 28.01.2018

Clive ‘Barry’ Cook passed away on Sunday 28th January 2018. Barry was stationed at A3 Avonmouth for 20 years and retired due to ill health in March 1997. Barry started off his working career as a painter decorator and used those

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Bryan Pope – 31.12.2017

Bryan Pope aged 97 years passed away on 31st December 2017. Bryan was formally a member of the Royal Air Force who at the end of hostilities in 1945, joined Bristol Fire Brigade. Bryan later transferred to Avon Fire Brigade

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Steve Oakley – 14.12.2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Steve Oakley has passed away following a battle with cancer. Steve was a well loved and respected member of workshops and had been employed with Avon Fire & Rescue Service since

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Richard (Dick) Bean – 05.12.2017

Former Divisional Officer Richard Charles Bean, who unexpectedly passed away on the 5th of December 2017.  He had had a short illness beforehand and he died peacefully at home surrounded by his dogs and the things he loved.  Cause of

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Martin Stafford – 03.12.2017

It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the death of former colleague retired Sub Officer Martin Charles Stafford, who passed away on the 3rd December aged 70 after a short illness. Martin served with the

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