Swiss Mills Fire Brigade - c1900-1910

Swiss Mills Fire Brigade

Standing (all L to R):Arthur (Jumbo) Drinkwater,Bill Taylor,Charlton Hudston,Tom Cox,Sam Biddulph,George Johnson,Teddy Livsey, Alma Spenser
Seated: Tom Calvert,Charlie Taylor,Tommy Cox (Tommy Londoner),Tommy Belfield

Tommy Belfield the head fireman was originallly a joiner who, we were told by our father, could not read or write, but nevertheless became a highly skilled, self-taught, machine repairer
The author has one of the ladders !

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