It was almost inevitable that young Anthony Morris, of Bideford, would join the fire brigade. It has become a family tradition.
His paternal grandfather, veteran Bideford Reds rower, Mr Charles Morris, was in charge here for many years and was succeeded by his son, the late Mr Stanley Morris, Tony’s uncle. And for some time, before joining the Royal Air Force, his father, Norman, was also a member. But Tony wanted more than voluntary service. So when he left the Grammar School with nine GCE O levels his sights were firmly fixed on a fire service career.
For more information, read the full article dated 17 December 1971