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KING STREET FIRE BRIGADE
Photo: Frank Orrell
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Item #: 32634
Firemen attend a small fire above James Lowe Cameras in King Street in 1968.

Comment by: Mick on 1st August 2020 at 23:34

I once fell off a 40 foot ladder, similar to this one

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 2nd August 2020 at 06:28

40' equates to '7 Bobbies' Mick - what's in a number, eh?

Comment by: Albert.S. on 2nd August 2020 at 09:17

Still a Wigan Borough Policeman in 1968. Wigan coat of arms lapel badges.

Comment by: Alan on 2nd August 2020 at 09:38

Now it all makes sense Mick.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd August 2020 at 10:47

At first glance I thought the photo was before 1968 because of the contraption holding the ladders. The street looks a lot more well preserved than the seedy place it is now.

Comment by: Carolaen on 2nd August 2020 at 12:13

Albert. Do you know the PC ? He looks very familiar and I'm sure he must have been a regular around the town centre.

Comment by: Albert. S. on 2nd August 2020 at 12:57

Carolaen. Martin, or Aubrey will probably know him. His features are quite distinct. I left in 1964, and prior to that, I was a couple of years at Pemberton.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd August 2020 at 13:11

I was OK because I was only on the bottom step when I slipped

Comment by: Arthur on 2nd August 2020 at 16:23

But are you ok Mick, sometimes I wonder.........

Comment by: Albert.S. on 3rd August 2020 at 08:49

Carolaen. I contacted Aubrey, but he cannot recognise him. I should have put Mick, not Martin.

Comment by: Mick LD on 3rd August 2020 at 16:18

Albert - I think the PC may be John Fisher - I don't know if he would have joined before you left Wigan for Kent.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 4th August 2020 at 09:40

Thank you Mick LD. I never knew him.

Comment by: Tom on 5th August 2020 at 11:52

Is that some body watching threw the Windows up stairs

Comment by: Carolaen on 5th August 2020 at 16:22

To change the subject. James Lowe's son Michael was at SHE in the 1960s. Good Bloke! Hope he's still around.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th August 2020 at 08:47

It looks like 3 ladies looking out of the window 'tootin' at what's going on Tom.

Comment by: Carolaen on 6th August 2020 at 09:00

Damn predictive text. WGS not SHE !!!!!

Comment by: Ray on 10th August 2020 at 13:25

Veronica, Regarding the " Contraption ", The extending ladders were
attached to the wheels, so that the fire crew could quickly get their tall
ladders up back entries and other places where the fire engine couldnt
get to. Nowadays, the modern hydraulic platforms fitted with a water
supply can access up and over buildings. Cheers, Ray.

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