Photos of Witham

The Fire Brigade and new motor fire engine, 1930

Taken: 1930, probably 22 November, Source: Bernard and Kathleen Barber, Ref: M309

The Fire brigade and the new motorised fire engine, in 1930. Probably at the first demonstration when new. The men are, at the front, left to right, George Shelley the elder (blacksmith, chief of fire brigade), Richard (Dick) Ashby (garage proprietor), Frank Ager (in driver’s seat, worked at Ashby’s garage), Alf Shelley (decorator, lived in Cross Road), Len Barber (to right of back wheel, worked at Ashby’s garage, father of Bernard and Kathleen, lived in Bridge Street), Willie Algar (of Guithavon Road). Two in front of ladder, left to right, George Shelley junior (blacksmith, son of George senior), Fred Gaymer (carpenter etc). Three on top, left to right, Wally / Willy Woodbine, Percy Shelley, Ernie Nicholls senior.

See the Braintree and Witham Times, 28 November 1930.

Date taken1930, probably 22 November
SourceBernard and Kathleen Barber
Posted on Full size 3363 × 2460

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