Old Ledbury - The Fire Station

The Fire Station


The Fire Station - Church Street / Bye Street

1902
Volunteer Fire Brigade
Under the superintendence of the Ledbury Urban District Council
Engine House Church Street
Ernest Hambler HOPKINS ( Captain )
Firebell situate at St Katherines
Three engines ( one steam and two manual ) and a fire escape



World War One 1914 - 1919 Follow this link to view newspaper reports on the Fire Brigade.



1916
Under the supervision of the Ledbury Urban District Council
Fire Station Church Street
Captain - Mr E H HOPKINS, Engineer - Mr W LEWIS, Sub Engineers - Messrs T CHADD and W PITT
Firemen - Messrs J CHADD, E DAVIS, E GURNEY, J JESSETT and T DAVIS
For day service - notice to be given to the Chief officer at the Royal Oak Hotel
For night service - Fire Alarm pillars are situated in High Street, The Knapp, Homend Street, and Albert Road
Newtown connecting the members of the Brigade with electric bells
There is a Steamer, also two manuals, and Hose Cart

[White Hart]





Date Unknown

[Ledbury Fire Brigade]
Taken at the rear of the Almshouses
Photo Chris PONTER Collection CP100






1932

[Ledbury Fire Brigade]
>Bedford VJ 5817 All volunteers in those days helped by the employers
Curley FOOTMAN ( Ledbury Farmers ), George PARMEE ( Hopkins ), Bill HALE ( Hopkins ), Harry GROVES ( Ledbury Town Council Water Co. ), Ginger MILLS ( Ledbury Town Council Rate Collector ) Frank SYMONDS ( Hopkins ) Joe MITCHELL ( Ledbury Farmers ) Tom WILLIAMS was the Captain
Photo Mike PAUL Collection MP43





1940s

[Ledbury Fire Brigade]
Ledbury Auxiliary Fire service - Bedford WHG ACJ144
Bert WORRELL
Photo Mike PAUL Collection MP42



[Ledbury Fire Brigade]
Church Street During The War
unknown, Bill DAVIES, Mary PENWARNE, unknown
Photo Fiona PENWARNE Collection FP3





1958
Maintained by Herefordshire County Council
Fire Station Bye Street
Fire Party at upper Colwall
Appliances - One Commer Water tender, one Austin Self-Propelled Pump, one Dennis Trailer Pump
Officer In Charge - Sub-officer R E JONES, with two leading firemen and 15 fireman
Siren operated by remote control
Telephone number Ledbury 96, officer in charge private line 259



Late 50's early 60's

[Ledbury Fire Brigade]
Remembrance Parade
Bill DAVIES followed by Brian HAWCUTT, Ron JUCKES
Roy BURTON, Bill JENKINS, Tom PARTRIDGE
Chick BALDWIN, John GITTENS, Bob HAINES
Photo Karen HART Collection KH1





1978

[Ledbury Fire Brigade]
Medal Presentation to Sub Officer A C ( Chick ) BALDWIN
Cutting Brian JONES Collection Album 4 BJ132





Sources
1902 Jakeman and Carver's Directory and Gazatteer of Herefordshire
1916 Tilley's Almanack
1958 Tilley's Almanack