Local fire and ambulance workers thanked 22nd July 1966
The Mayor of Bideford (Mrs Vivian Patt) expressed thanks to local members of the fire and ambulance services for their valued work for the community when she officially opened the new fire and ambulance stations at Old Town. To symbolise the opening, the Mayor pulled a lever which automatically flings wide the doors of the fire station to enable the applicances to make a quick get away.
Mr J Farrell, chairman of Devon County Fire Brigade Committee opened the proceedings. The Mayor, who was accompanieed by the Mayoress (Mrs P Galliford) then inspected the parading fire and ambulance men and women.