Catalogue description Bedford & District Fire Brigades' Association

This record is held by Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

Details of Z 955
Reference: Z 955
Title: Bedford & District Fire Brigades' Association
Note: "
Date: 1938-1983
Held by: Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Bedford and District Fire Brigades' Association

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acc. 7875

Administrative / biographical background:

The Bedford & District Private Fire Brigades' Association was formed in October 1938. Its aim was to establish a measure of unification and standardisation of training and equipment among the Private Works Fire Brigades maintained by the leading companies in the area, and to ensure co-operation with the public fire brigades. Membership was open to companies within a fifteen mile radius from the centre of Bedford. The Association held competitions annually for member companies, which involved completing various drills in the shortest time, and trophies and cups were awarded to the winners of each category. These competitions attracted a lot of interest and were the highlight of the Association's year.

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