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This is a PDF File 682kb Uniforms and Equipment for Auxiliary Fire Service Personnel - December 1939 (p1) Uniforms and Equipment for Auxiliary Fire Service Personnel - December 1939 (p2) Appealing for Auxiliary Fireman January 1940
Fire Insurance 1769! Thanks letter 1934 (p1) Thanks letter 1934 (p2) The Annual Entertainment in 1928
Silver Teapot - A Wedding Gift
The Fire Brigade established a tradition of collecting from colleagues, purchasing a Silver Teapot and presenting it to Firemen on their being married while serving with the Brigade. This one was presented to Fireman Jack Baker and is inscribed "Sub Engineer J. Baker - Sawbridgeworth Fire Brigade - 26th Dec. 1919".
Parmiter's Dairy Fire in Station Road (p1)
(It was almost opposite the now New Fire Station)
Parmiter's Dairy Fire in Station Road (p2) Those who accommodated Evacuees during WWII received an acknowledgement for their assistance. With grateful thanks to Rene Heijlligers in Holland who found and purchased the teapot in an antique market in Holland a few years ago and kindly provided the photograph.

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Some Fire Brigade Extras
A Fireman's Traditional Wedding
Exiting from Great St Mary's Church Sawbridgeworth - the wedding of Fireman Andy Ballisat, and his now wife Beverly,  3rd June 1978.
Axe holders - Left row of 4 are front backward-L/Fm Peter Roberts, L/Fm Brian Rochester, Fm Eddie French and Fm Phil Maiden.  Right row Sub/O Geoff Burrell, Fm Tony kitchener and Fm Dave Dellow
Bishop's Stortford Ex Leyland
This photo of the Preserved Leyland Cub  AUR 551 with Wheeled Escape in 2001, with Andy Westwood driving and viewed with the permission of the then owner, somewhere in the West of Hertforshire. The  appliance was originally purchased new by Bishop's Stortford Urban District Council c.1935 with the standard Ajax 35' ladder but was converted to carry  the Escape in or around the late 1940's or very early 1950's.
Another Leyland DJH 523
This photo (left) was taken in South Street Bishop's Stortford in 1999. Again this is driven by Andy Westwood with his father at his side, an ex resident of Station Road  Sawbridgeworth. The event was apparently a procession of historic vehicles through the town. The  photo (right) is the same appliance - location unknown.
All 4 photos and information with thanks to Andy Ballisat (26/03/ 2021)