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Brislington Fire Station closes

I feel privileged to have served with hero’s of the fire service, writes R.L.Smith .

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Reckless cuts by R.L.Smith

Reckless to make cuts to the fire service by R.L.Smith  

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Blazing flat 10 Feb 1960

Fireman climbs into the blazing flat.

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Firemen clearing 11 Feb 1960

Firemen clearing the debris in the room in which the baby died in Newfoundland Road, St. Pauls yesterday. 

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Burnt out remains 22 Dec 1960

Burnt out remains are scattered outside the home of Mr and Mrs Frank Merkel of 154 Furber Road, St. George which was burnt out on Saturday evening.  

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1,746 Fire last year 18 Jan 1960

The report of the Chief Fire Officer Mr J.Y.Kirkup, to the Bristol Fire Brigade Committee, gives the statistical records for the city for the year ended December 31.  

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Wage call at rally 20 Jan 1960

West Country firemen at a rally in Bristol last night pressed for immediate action in their fight for a 48-hour-week and a “substantial” wage increase.    

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Saved from the River 17 Feb 1959

OPERATION RESCUE – All is well for this wet and bedraggled corgi, rescued by Bristol firemen from the river mud by the Gaol Ferry, Bristol.  Three firemen took part and the picture shows Fireman Ivor Player who climbed down the

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First Aid Competition 20 Nov 1959

First Aid Competition – The Order of St. John Grand Priors Trophy first aid competition 1959 was held at the Porchester Halls, London yesterday. Picture shows City and County of Bristol Fire Brigade team. Left to right: R.H.E. Mason (captain)

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Firemen on the hop 28 Dec 1959

Fireman M.Britton (left) and W.Addision (right) hand over the cat they rescued from a derelict building in Temple Street, Bristol, to Supt S.Miles of the R.S.P.C.A. at Bridewell Fire Station.

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