Decision to Purchase
For Bideford and District
'Kipling' fire engine
Collision with Fire Engine
Bideford's new stations in Old Town
25 March 1960
17 December 1971
2 July 1971
Mayor of Bideford 22 July 1966
Fire Brigade & Fires. Decision to purchase a new Merryweather Fire Engine, the cost not to exceed £1,200. Mr T Burton; Mr W Harris; Mr WC Friendship; Mr C Morris (Chief Fire Officer); Mr CT Braddick; Mr and Mrs Satchwell; Mr WH Sanders; HW Greenwood (Mayor of Bideford); WH Chubb; JC Hilton; J Heywood; WJ Pillman; AR Allin
Fire Brigade & Fires. Bideford's new fire engine was christened 'Kipling'. Mr WJ Pillman; Mr WC Friendship; Rev AE Green; Mr JC Hilton; Chief Officer C Morris; Chief Officer Southcombe; Chief Officer Holwill; Chief Officer Brown; Messrs Merryweather; Messrs Heard Bros
Fire Brigade & Fires. Christening ceremony of 'Kipling', the new fire engine for Bideford, Northam and District Joint Fire Brigade. Chief Officer C Morris
Fire Brigade & Fires. Collision with Fire Engine. A 12 year old Bideford boy. Wallace George Cawsey; Mr and Mrs WJ Cawsey; Chief Officer Morris; Messrs Webb; Messrs Northwood; JR Seward; Mr Shaxton
Fire Brigade & Fires. £28,800 new fire and ambulance stations in Bideford Old Town.
At the moment the new engine is housed in the fire station that was built by the NFS during the war. The Town Council were then promised that as soon as possible after hostilities ceased a new station would be provided. But the end of the war found the county so badly off for such accommodation that…
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.
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Now, following represenations from Mr N Westlake, secretary of Hartland Volunteer Fire Service, the Parish Council are to press for the installation of alarm bells in the homes of the 12 firemen so that the siren need not be sounded during the night.
Mr H Conibear, who is a firemen, reminded the Council that the brigade had one had a handcart and operated only in Fore Street. Now it covers the town
Fire Brigade & Fires. The station cost £13,000. Mr George Northcott; PK Harris and Sons; Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd; JK Bowden; Messrs J Hinks and Son; East Yelland Power Station; Mr J Farrell; Tom Anstey; Mrs EMV Patt; Rev RC Dixon; Mrs Northcott; Ann Bowden; WMH Drake
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)…