Album No.23. Includes material as follows:   - Fire at 20 Willowbank Walk, Leighton...

This record is held by Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

Reference: FS D/PC/24

Album No.23. Includes material as follows:


- Fire at 20 Willowbank Walk, Leighton Buzzard [see FS D/RR 1/220]*;


- Fire at SBDC offices, Grove House, High Street North, Dunstable [see FS D/RR 1/240]*;


- Fire, possibly arson, at derelict house in Henry Street, Luton*;


- Fire, probably arson, at former Methodist chapel, at industrial college, Chapel Street, Luton*;


- Fractured gas main at Sundon Park, Luton*;


- Article on National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Wrest Park Volunteer Fire Brigade, including photograph of the Wrest Park private Brigade around 1900*;


- Fire at Kempston Barracks, Bedford Road, Kempston*;


- Fire at Co-op Dairies, Manor Road, Luton*;


- Fire, possibly arson, at Cash & Carry warehouse, Bury Park Road, Luton*;


- Rescue of children from a storm drain beneath Church Road, Flitwick.


- Article on arson and its perpetrators;


- Arson at Aspley Guise sewage works*;


- FS personnel work to rule answering emergency calls only due to alleged victimisation of a retired colleague by BCC;


- Fire prevention demonstration by Harrold Fire Station personnel*;


- CFO Haley's appeal for recruits for Ampthill Fire Station;


- Fatal fire at The Elms, Piper's Lane, Aley Green, near Caddington, [see FS D/RR 1/226]*;


- Refusal of FS union members to use a mobile control and de-contamination unit unless manned by a full-time crew;


- Fire Brigades Union members demonstration outside County Hall due to fear of BCC recognition of rival Retained Fire Fighters' Union*;


- Fatal fire at 11 Westbury Court, Torridge Rise, Bedford [see FS D/RR 1/228]*;


- Fatal fire at 1 Greycote, Shortstown, Bedford [see FS D/RR 1/227]*;


- Five firemen trapped in a lift!;


- Investigation of bitterness between full time and retained firemen following firemen's strike;


- Fatal fire at 189-191 Dunstable Road, Luton [see FS D/RR 1/231]*;


- Fire at Toddington Manor Farm during experimental method of drying hay*;


- Fire at Rusco Pharmaceuticals, Albone Way, Biggleswade*;


- Fire at Unigate Dairy, Burr Street, Luton*;


- Crash of a USAF Fairchild A10 Thunderbolt during an air display at RAF Chicksands*;


- Article on antique fire engines at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, with photograph of a 1913 Shand Mason New Volunteer steam fire engine of Ampthill Fire Brigade*;


- First Beds FS trainee woman fire fighter, based at Shefford;


- Vigilante group formed to find an arsonist at Acworth Court tower block, Hockwell Ring, Luton;


- Fatal RTA at Sheep lane cross-roads, A5, Heath & Reach [see FS D/RR 1/233]*;


- Report of trial of man guilty of setting fire to Bedford School [see FS D/PC 23]*.

Date: 30 Mar 1979 - 9 Aug 1979
Held by: Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • Acc.22667

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