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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:43 pm

Elaine

Gerry has email but i have lost a lot of my own when i got new lap top but will see him in the next couple of weeks and will PM you.. All the best for 2015 to all the family.Frank. :D :D
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:36 pm

A belated Happy New Year to all ,

2 Photographs from the MFRS Heritage Centre in Bridle Road .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Elaine Goulding » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:11 am

Happy New Year Joe, great picture!
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Mack » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:35 am

Happy New Year Joe, and welcome back :D

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:56 pm

Cheers Elaine and Mack . :D
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:22 pm

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:41 pm

Local Chief Fire officers together .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:40 pm

Bootle Fire Brigade at a fire at Gladstone Dock in 1966 .
Thanks to Simon Ryan MFRS .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:53 pm

Photographs of the 3 watches of Bootle Fire Brigade taken just before BFB was amalgamated into the newly formed Merseyside Fire Brigade on the 1st . April 1974 .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby robinroyle » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:43 pm

Joe,

Thanks for posting the pictures of the three watches from BFB in 1974 - the men my dad always referred to as "The best little fire brigade in the land", many of whom I remember, and some of whom I had the honour and pleasure to have served with.

Thanks again, and keep the pictures coming!

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:37 pm

Robin.

Was your Dad a ADO with Bootle.
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby robinroyle » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:07 pm

Frank,

Yes, my dad was ADO Tom Royle, who joined BFB in 1946 and served up to his death in 1973.
A Manchester man, who became a true "buck"!
I guess you are ex-BFB , Frank ? Any chance of identifying the crew on the picture of the Gladstone Dock job ? If you can't help, I'll ask my mum next time I'm back in UK! She's 93 now, but still remembers all of "the lads".
Best wishes from Poland,
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:29 pm

Robin. No i am ex Liverpool /Mersyside.But attended many jobs with Bootle.Stood in many times from Westminster Rd then went on to make ups.I remember your Dad. I joined in 1965.I only knew a few of the old Bootle boys as there watches were opp to ours.Keep safe. When you come back to Merseyside Call in to our Heritage Centre in Bridle Rd F&RS HQ.We have lots of Bootle Stuff Photos etc inc 1953 Dennis F8 Pump.in full running order.Be Safe Frank. :D :D
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby robinroyle » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:35 pm

Frank,
For sure next time I'm over I'll drop in to Bridle Road.
I've recently been in touch with Peter O'Donnell who was talking to my brother when he donated my dad's 'hard hat' to the Heritage Centre.
Stay safe, and keep on posting!

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:46 pm

Hornby Dock Fire . ( Thanks to Simon Ryan MFRS )


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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:10 pm

Fire at the Fuse Firelighter Co , Brasenose Road or Marsh Lane , Bootle area I think , April 29th 1911 .

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Fire at a warehouse Effingham Street Bootle . 1950's .

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Thanks to Simon Ryan of MFRS .
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Mon May 25, 2015 8:14 pm

Thanks to Simon Ryan of MFRS .
Bootle FB cooling cylinders in about 1949 .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:35 pm

Robin.
Thanks for bringing your Mum on Monday to MF&RS Heritage centre .It was great to see you ,glad we had the old Bootle pump in the yard your Dad had had been part of the crew.Best wishes to you both. Frank. :D :D
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby robinroyle » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:38 pm

Frank,

It was a great pleasure to visit the MFRS Heritage Centre - very interesting both for myself and my Mum. For the benefit of all Forum members, I will repeat what I said to you and your colleagues on the day. The MFRS Heritage Centre is a fantastic educational resource which should be (and can be) accessed by all schools and other groups / individuals in the area. It is a very interesting means of accessing a part of the history of the Liverpool City Region - you don't have to be especially of a Fire Service background. Best wishes to you and all the other volunteers, I'll be back next time I'm in UK! Robin.
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby BOBHAMO » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:37 am

Frank you should be congratuated for a great thread
apart from your fire brigade stories and your photos
these are bootle history and without your input we would not
realize how much the fire service had helped so many people,
i did work at bootle strand road lots of times
used the pole many times bet lots of are forum would have liked to
slide down the pole :D :D
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if its the same company it was on hawthorne road
thanks again Frank
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:05 pm

Bobhamo.
I worked in Liverpool (Merseyside } Did lots of stand ins at Strand Rd.Now i do a couple or more days aweek at the Heritage centre. I had great pleasure to be at Training School on Thursday to see 18 trainee Fire fighters passing out after 26 weeks training.The first course for over 6 years.4 of us dressed in old style fire uniforms with Brass Helmets and of course the old 1953 Dennis F8 Botle Appliance.How times have changed with the training.Frank.
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:21 pm

Bobhamo.

I do not put the the pictures on that another Exfirefighter Joe the firebobby.Both of us have worked during our service in the Bootle area.Thanks for your comments.I do a couple or more days a week at the Heritage Centre.I had the great pleasure of attending the Training School on Thursday to see 18 trainee firefighters passing out. 4 of us had old style fire tunics and Brass helmets.We also had the old Bootle 1953 appliance.I worked Liverpool then Merseyside.Thanks for kind remarks, Frank.
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:37 pm

Bootle FB in the 1920's .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:46 pm

Pre-war Waterloo and Seaforth FB .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby BOBHAMO » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:58 pm

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:21 pm

Bob. Love the old pictures.Thanks.
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby robinroyle » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:00 am

Hi Frank (and Joe Mackenzie and all the other volunteers).

A couple of things from my latest wander through this thread.
1) Gladstone dock 1966, is the young fireman on the left the ever-immaculate Billy Monaghan? Maybe Mick Barton could confirm ?
2) Seeing the photograph of Cecil Monk's funeral brought back memories of my dad's Fire Service funeral, which made our family very proud in the terrible circumstances of his sudden death.

Keep on doing what you're doing!
Best wishes from Poland,

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:46 pm

Thanks for the comments .Robin . Off to New York and New Jersey on Thursday.Frank. :D
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:08 pm

The 1931 Letland Metz Turntable Ladder receiving TLC at the Heritage and Education Centre at MFRS HQ Bridle Road.

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:36 pm

Bootle FB's Turntable Ladder in the 1920's .
Photos purchased online by me from Sefton Council .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby BOBHAMO » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:17 pm

Great photos Joe :D :D :D :D
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:31 pm

Bob ,I agree , even though my involvement with the Fire Service stretches over 40 years , it is great when you come across photos that are of quality and history . :)
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Mack » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:56 am

Superb stuff :) thank you so much for sharing.

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby lily8 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:18 am

Thanks very much guys what a wealth of Bootle Fire Service history :D
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:02 pm

Photograph showing Crosby Fire Brigade kindly donated to the MFRS Heritage and Education Centre .

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