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Place: Matlock
Property / Street / Road: Wellington Street/ Rutland Street junction below Rockside
Date: Saturday 28 March 1914.
The High Peak News on 4 April 1914. Below is information from the article.
Description/Historical Information: "A New Fire Brigade Era. Introduction of a Steam Fire Engine. A Perfect Success."
Demonstration of Matlock's new fire engine at 3p.m.
Standing on the fire engine itself are Mr. D. M. Wildgoose, J.P. and Chairman of Matlock Council (behind the fire engine chimney) and Mr. Moss of the Company of Moss, Shand, Mason's of London who is addressing the crowd. Mr. Wildgoose said that the history of the brigade dated back 25 to 30 years when Matlock had a manual engine. Mr. Moss then described the engine and said it the great thing for a fire brigade was to protect life and property. He added that all that was wanted at a fire was a cool head and for no-one to bother the man at the wheel with advice - leave it to his good judgment and skill.
See, in the Events Matlock section, VLA4947 | VLA4967 | 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
- Water Cures and Matlock Twentieth Century Images
Image Reference: VLA5186
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