Firefighting in Worcestershire

Firefighting in Worcestershire

£12.99

From the earliest times, Worcestershire has suffered from the ravages of fire. Early records show that Worcester Cathedral has been plagued with fire on numerous occasions from the eleventh century onwards.

PAGES
160
SIZE
234 x 164mm
AUTHORS
Clive Shearman and Brian Cornish

FORMAT
Paperback
PICTURES
Mono
ISBN
9780752431666

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From the earliest times, Worcestershire has suffered from the ravages of fire. Early records show that Worcester Cathedral has been plagued with fire on numerous occasions from the eleventh century onwards. Since 1666, Government has decreed that every parish should maintain a fire engine and the first record of one in Bromsgrove dates from 1700, while Bewdley had its first engine in 1708.

Many of the fire engines were operated by Fire Assurance Societies like Norwich Union and Birmingham Fire Office but, by the 1900s, each town had its own brigade or relied on the services of nearby engines. After the Second World War, the Fire Service we know and recognise today was formed. Inside the pages of Firefighting in Worcestershire are images telling the story of firefighting in the county, showing the men, the engines and the fires and other disasters they encountered.

This fascinating book tells the story of the fire service in Worcestershire from the earliest days up until the present. Complimented by glorious images, this book is a treat for any fire enthusiast, members of the service both past and present, members of the public and local historians.