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Presentation Of Longridge Auxillary Fire Service Certificates

Presentation Of Longridge Auxillary Fire Service Certificates

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PRESENTATION OF LONGRIDGE AUXILLARY FIRE SERVICE CERTIFICATES

On Saturday night, the men of Longridge A.F.S.received their certificates gained at the end of their prescribed training in fire fighting. Mr.A.G.Nichols, chairman of the Longridge A.R.P. (Air Raid Precautions) Committee, made the presentations and Councillor Hodgkinson acted as Chairman in the absence through illness of Councillor Dilworth, Chairman of the Longridge U.D.C.(Urban District Council); at the A.F.S. whist and domino drive and dance at the Co-operative Hall.

Sup't Hill, of the Preston Borough Fire Brigade complimented the men on their smartness and efficiency. Also present was Mr. R.Smith (District Officer) and Mr.J.Marshall (ARP controller for Longridge) the dance was well patronised with an attendance of 448 people. The Arcadian b and played for dancing.The date is not mentioned, but the AFS became the NFS in August 1941, so this event was probably in 1940 or early 1941)

LONGRIDGE A.F.S.MEMBERS:- Left to right, front row:Messrs J.Hull, E.Dewhurst, Councillor Hodgkinson J.P; Messrs. A.Smith (District Officer) A.G.Nichols (chairman A.R.P Committee), J.Arrowsmith, J.Marshall (A.R.P.Controller) H.Isherwood, N.Parkinson

Second row: Messrs. W. Counsell, J.Tomlinson, J.Laker, A.Wightman, I.Wilkinson, T.A.Nelson (A.R.P.Committee) R.Coupe, T.Heaton, W.Coupe, J.Buxton.

Third row: Messrs W.Tewlett, J.Kitching, F.Bailey, A.Parkinson, E.McGinty, W.McManamon, W.Nuttall, T.Forrest, S.Turner, H.Haworth.

Back row: Messrs.J.Walton, A.Derbyshire, J.Hopkins, T.Derbyshire, C.Parkinson, H.Fletcher, G.Hodson, J.Walker, W.Walker, M.Holden - Photo "The Preston Guardian" 

   

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