Bootle Fire Brigade

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:48 pm

Photographs copyright MFRS .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:42 pm

New Brighton Tower Fire 1969 .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby lynne99 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:36 am

Thanks :D
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Shelagh » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:12 pm

Thanks Joe for good clear photos, very sad to see the tower burning..
Seeing the rifle range and penny arcades brought childhood memories back, always in New Brighton as kids, loved the big wheel and watching the riders on the wall of death, I still like the place and often take the grandchildren there, they love it, but the magic of the ferry, fairground and tower have gone, not to mention the wonderful New Brighton baths..Oh Well!
just have to make do with the memories :wink:
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:17 pm

My late wife Norma and a group of girls from work the (Royal Insurance) went to watch the Fab four .Then got the last ferry home. I went on a standby the next morning from Hatton garden.
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Elaine Goulding » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:49 am

Hi Frank, you said in your last post your late wife Norma worked for the Royal Insurance. Which building did she work in? I worked for the Royal for many years, starting off in the Globe Building, next door to the Town Hall in Dale Street. I then moved to Old Hall Street when the new building was built next door to the Echo. Last time I went home to Liverpool I went to the Echo to place my mum's obituary after she died and was surprised to find the Royal are no longer occupying the main building as the majority is used by the Echo. What a fabulous building that was . Princess Alexandra opened it sometime in the 60's I think. It had a gym, bar, library and a fabulous cafeteria. How things changed I remember that day so well as it was the first member of the Royal Family I had ever seen!! I even used to meet my Dad at the Royal when I finished work and he finished his shift at "the gardens" and we would go and have a drink in the bar which at the time was subsidised, so you can imagine how hard it was getting him out!!! Then he would say, "can I bring some of the lads from the station with me"!!! I still keep in touch with many of the people I worked with who have now retired and when I went home to see mum we would get together for a drink and talk of the great times at the Royal...........Good memories
Hope you are well Frank. Just had an email from Gerry Henshaw. He is doing ok, but obviously missing Helen. Fortunately he has a lovely family who take good care of him. Sorry to go off topic!!!! Take care
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Frank948 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:36 pm

Eliane. I know its off topic Norma and her Sister Sheila (Forster) Norma left in 1968 when we married. worked in High Park St Liverpool 8.Re Gerry Henshaw saw him last month at the FB Ex members club we shared a bottle of Scotch well 5 of us did.Then Gerrys daughter gave me a lift home.Back to the Tower Fire i remember 10 fire engines being parked in the lower yard at Hatton garden then going by coach and van across to the job.
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:43 pm

Photograph taken circa 1930 .
This photograph purchased by me from Sefton Council ( Digital Archives ) .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby lynne99 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:08 pm

Thanks Joe :D
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby Elaine Goulding » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:26 am

Great picture Joe, thanks for posting.
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:27 pm

Thanks Lynne and Elaine , I think it is a great photograph .
Great civic pride on display .
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby lynne99 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:29 am

Any idea who the Mayor is? I think it looks like Mr Mahon, but it is too long ago for that>
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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

Postby joefirebobby » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:14 pm

Philharmonic Hall Hope Street destroyed by fire in 1933 .

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Re: Bootle Fire Brigade

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