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Andover Volunteer Fire Brigade circa 1904

The second photograph shows the crew outside of the New Fire Station which replaced the old timber building, the equipment is more up to date and includes a Steamer bought in 1901. It was scheduled for delivery in 1901 but was late arriving with the unfortunate consequence that the fire on Easter Monday 1901 destroyed a range of buildings and made about eighty children and their parents homeless. It also pushed the council towards what was in those days a modern and up to date innovation to alert the brigade using the General Post Office Phone System.



The names of those firemen and civilian 'drivers' pictured here are not recorded on this photograph
if you can help with names or details please contact me.

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