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Risen from the Ashes: A History of Firefighting in Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse 1673-1973

£19.99

Risen from the Ashes: A History of Firefighting in Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse 1673–1973 tells a compelling story of dedication and heroism through the ages.

PAGES
274
SIZE
264 x 195mm
AUTHOR
Finbar Nolan

FORMAT
Paperback
PICTURES
Colour and mono
ISBN
9781906600914

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Product Description

Risen from the Ashes: A History of Firefighting in Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse 1673–1973 tells a compelling story of dedication and heroism through the ages.

Starting with the arrival of Plymouth’s first parish pump fire engine in 1673 and concluding as the City of Plymouth Fire Brigade becomes part of Devon Fire Brigade three centuries later, it pays tribute to the everyday acts of duty and bravery carried out in the name of preserving lives and property.

Drawing upon historical documents and accounts, Finbar Nolan paints a vivid picture of both the changing face and the eternal battle of firefighting. He details the particular challenges posed by fighting fires in the Royal Dockyard at Devonport and recounts the Looe Street Disaster of 1885, whose loss of life was unequalled until the terrible bombardment of the World War II Blitz.