History Links

Nottinghamshire History
Nice pics of AFS in training in the Meadows area of Nottingham
http://www.theoldmeadows.co.uk/afs

The Triumph Road AFS Fire Station in Lenton, Nottingham, showing over a dozen trailer pumps, ancilliary vehicles and all the staff in front of the Gasometer, and two further pics of the staff.
Triumph Road Appliances Staff 1 Staff 2

Notts Cops and the Fire Strike
Green Goddess as Trumpton Fire Brigade

History From Further Afield
London and the Blitz
www.london-fire.gov.uk/AFSAndNFS.asp

londonfirejournal.blogspot.co.uk/2005/07/world-war-ii.html

Blitz images from Life.com

AFS in London from Life.com

Some very dramatic photos from the London Blitz: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3308483

Wikipedia Article

Sheffield Fire Brigade 1937-1941 1941-1947
www.sfbhistory.org.uk

History of Bolton Fire Brigade (mostly nice photos)
www.fireflash-delta64.co.uk/boltoncbarch.html

History of Bangor Fire Brigade
homepage.ntlworld.com/bill.broadhurst/pageeleven.htm

History of Malmesbury Fire Brigade

Sawbridgeworth Fire Brigade in the War
www.sawbridgeworthfirebrigade.co.uk/war_years.htm

Football Heros serving in the War (including nice pic of AFS driver)
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWfootball.htm

Experiences of a Young Man in the NFS
www.war-experience.org/collections/civilians/alliedbrit/vernals/default.asp

Dursley Fire Brigade
www.dursleyglos.org.uk/html/dursley/public/fire/engines/fire_engines.htm
www.dursleyglos.org.uk/html/dursley/public/fire/people/firefighters.htm

AFS Men with Green Goddess in Cawston, Norfolk
www.cawstonparish.info/Auxiliary%20Fire%20Service.htm

North East Fire History, including Green Goddess
www.fireambulance.f9.co.uk/p133.htm

Green and Yellow Goddesses in store at Marchington.

Green Goddess heading to Africa
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/6153856.stm

History of Green Goddess by a former Driver
www.brindale.co.uk/ach/prv_site/external_links/green_goddess_article.htm

The Fire Brigade at Rose Bros, Gainsborough
www.bphs.net/GroupFacilities/R/RoseBrothersGainsborough/index.htm#24

The Derby City Fire Brigade doing a show for the chiefs in 1962. Note the elf&safety as the Bikini unit on wheels slams into the wall!
www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/midlands-news-27031962-derby-fire-brigade-display/MediaEntry/5005.html

Here is a drill competition with some hose running, Then someone tries to connect a delivery hose with full pressure on. And a Goddess arrives with all the silverware, before a fireman is dropped into a water trough!
www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/midlands-news-20061959-fire-drill-display/MediaEntry/1251.html

A lovely video from 1962, with sound, showing a large public display by the Gloucestershire Fire Brigade.
www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/midland-montage-18091962-gloucestershire-fire-service/MediaEntry/1650.html

This is a rather longer (8 minutes) wartime film of a training session at the Lockheed factory by the Works Brigade. Although it starts slowly, it eventually shows TL drill, Hook Ladder drill, Escape drill, rescuing a ‘Dead Fred’, BA use, tackling incendiaries, tackling an oil fire, and much more. It may give us some ideas for our own display next summer.
www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/lockheed-wartime-factory-films/MediaEntry/1724.html

Here is another wartime film. The first two minutes show suction from an appliance, and suction from a portable pump from the river. Then a light trailer pump is taken down the lane. Looks like an early Coventry Climax.
www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/bewdley-firemen-at-practice/MediaEntry/45927.html

This is from the late 50s, and shows many scenes of night life in Nottingham. 2min35sec into the film, there is a lovely shot of a turnout from Central Fire Station. There is Post Office sorting, trains, trolley busses in the old tram sheds, Police on the beat, newspaper typesetting.
www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/know-your-midlands-19081957-nottingham-by-night/MediaEntry/30936.html

The Turntable Ladder that was stationed in Nottingham in the war
http://www.strathclydefirepreservationgroup.org/appliances/GTO_10.htm

Matchless Motorcycles of the AFS www.afs-matchless.info

Goddesses in storage at Marchington 

TNT training video

WVS women running a blitz canteen

British Pathe Newsreels – Wartime

THE BIRTH OF A FIRE SERVICE video newsreel film

HOW YOU CAN DEAL WITH INCENDIARY BOMBS video newsreel film

Fire Fighting Steam Engine (SR 0-6-0 Tank with steam pump)

TRAILER PUMP COMPETITION video newsreel film

 
 
 

LONDON FIRE BRIGADE DISPLAY video newsreel film

LONDON FIRE BRIGADE DISPLAY 2 video newsreel film

British Pathe Newsreels – Postwar AFS

AFS EXERCISE MORETON-IN-THE-MARSH video newsreel film

britishpathe.co.uk/video/dockside-defence

TRUCKS JUMP IN THE LAKE video newsreel film

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