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Long hours were being worked.

The captain would have ensured that both crew and helpers were relieved and refreshed at regular intervals to recuperate their energy, refreshments can make a substantial difference.

There would also be a need to look to the safety and control of the helpers too.


Helpers it would seem have been rather too energetic in the removal of goods as damage is reported and the police is congratulated for keeping crowd control.


The property damage was considerable and the cost is estimated at two thousand five hundred pounds.

This may sound a small sum to today's property owners but it seems that Insurance was well provided for on site.

There was some damage to brigade equipment.