Firemen show off new engine

THIS week’s Archive Corner picture takes us right back to 1923.

It shows the Worksop fire brigade personnel with the old horse-drawn fire engine on the left, and the new fire engine on the right.

Standing smartly to attention around the engine are the firemen in their uniforms with plenty of gleaming buttons and their peaked caps.

The men shown here are, top row left to right: James Fricker, Charles Allsopp, George Rawson (captain), John Fuller and James Knowles.

On the front row, left to right, are: Ernest Fricker, Aaron Jeffard, Eric Godfrey, George Godfrey, Arthur Sellars and William Fuller.

Standing on either side are Joseph Fuller and Charles Barber.

From the surnames it would appear that there could be three sets of brothers here, the Frickers, the Godreys and the Fullers.

Perhaps you recognise some of the names, or one of your ancestors is pictured here? Please get in touch and let us know.

Before 1938 there were between 1,400 and 1,500 small municipal fire brigades run by local councils in the UK.

In 1906 the Worksop fire brigade station depot was in Canal Road. In 1900 the officer in charge was Capt F S Whittel.

Do you have any memories of Worksop fire brigade through the years?

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