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Place: Matlock
Property / Street / Road: Bank Road, outside the Town Hall
Date: Saturday 28 March 1914.
From information published in The High Peak News on 4 April 1914. Below are quotations from the article.
Description/Historical Information: Matlock's Fire Brigade, who are all wearing smart uniforms, with the Council's newly purchased horse drawn steam fire engine that was drawn by a pair of horses. The engine had been made by Moss, Shand, Mason & Co. of London. It was supposedly very rare for the engine to be loaded with firemen if the fire call was only a short distance away. The idea was that four or five men should go to where the fire had broken out with a hose and other appliances in advance of the engine's arrival. This was to ensure no time was lost and to make it easier for the engine to reach the fire that needed extinguishing.
The engine, which weighed 30 cwt., came "with a large quantity of hose and practically a complete outfit ready for service".
It is presumed that this photograph was taken on the same day as the demonstration of the new vehicle below Rockside.
See, in the Events Matlock section, VLA4967 | VLA5186 | VLA5192 | VLA5200 | VLA5218.
Also see, in the Uniforms - Non-Military section, VLA4981 | VLA4983 | VLA4986.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- The Matlocks UDC Fire Brigade, 1925-30
Image Reference: VLA4947
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